How Parents Can Help
- Show an interest in the music study of your children.
- Arrange for a regular time for your child to practice.
- Find a place where your child can practice without interruption.
- Help your child with practicing as much as possible by counting, studying music books, etc.
- Help your child keep a daily record of his or her practicing.
- Teach your child to be on time at rehearsals, lessons, etc.
- Make faithful attendance at all important activities.
- When the opportunity arises, encourage your child to perform for others at home, school, church, and in the community.
- Give your child a safe place to keep his or her instrument.
- Keep the instrument in good repair with reeds, oil, etc., stored in the instrument case.
- Be very careful of school owned instruments. The cost of repairs is very high.
- Keep a record of your child’s various music activities.
- See that your child takes his or her instrument and music when needed at school.
- Teach your child to be punctual at lessons and rehearsals.
- See that your child keeps up with classroom studies and to make up any work that is needed.
- Visit a lesson or rehearsal occasionally.
- Discuss with the music teacher anything that will help your child.
- Attend concerts whenever possible and support all the performing groups.
- Help with activities when possible.
- Let our school officials know the importance of music in your child’s education.