There are lots of reasons why the sound of music should fill your family home – and perhaps a few factors to think about before your child skips off to their first lesson.
Sounds like the ideal activity doesn’t it? But there are a few more things to consider.
Choosing what instrument your child will be able to play is the first obvious step – but can be the biggest hurdle. They might have their heart set on drums, you maybe picturing a flute! The portability of the instrument is a big factor. There is no point in agreeing to cello lessons if you have no way to transport such a large instrument.
Cost can be another factor. Most schools offer lessons and many have various options regarding loaning instruments or payment plans to purchase your own. Talk to your child’s school to see what options are available for your family.
If you are considering private lessons, finding the right teacher to suit your child may take some time and can be just as important as finding the right instrument. We all know what a difference a great (or not so good) teacher can make to a subject at school and music lessons are no different. It is important to make sure that everyone understands what the expectations are from the lessons and exactly what the requirements and policies of the teacher will be, for e.g. cancellation of lessons etc. www.musicteachers.co.uk has some great guidelines to help you choose a private music teacher.