The Kaleidoscopes method ensures that any family can allow their children to attain the highest musical accomplishment, given the assistance of a qualified, experienced teacher and your own willingness to learn and support your child.
Some of the qualities of an excellent Violin Parent Extraordinaire include the following:
Practicing with your child every day. Try to choose a time that fits well into your family’s routine, and keep the same time each day as much as you can.
Making practice time special. Make music a time for you and your child to treasure together. Stow away your cell phone and make sure that other family members are taken care of so you can give your child your whole-hearted attention.
Appreciating and thoughtfully nurturing the many aspects of character development that attend musical study. Among other things, your child will learn mental discipline, imagination, concentration, problem-solving, attention to detail, leadership, self-confidence, sensitivity to others, an appreciation of beauty, and poise.
Honoring your child’s learning process every step of the way. Even advanced players cannot concentrate on posture, intonation, bow angle, tone, and expression, all at the same time. Strive for excellence, but also relax and allow the learning to unfold at a own natural pace.
Respecting and listening to your child. Provide guidance and direction on the important things, but find ways for them to participate in smaller decisions so they feel empowered and included. They will more willingly follow your observations and suggestions if you express interest in theirs.
Being willing to learn, work hard, and share your love of music with your child.
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