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How Parents Can Help
At Home
  • 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.
At School
  • 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.
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Melinda McCool, Superintendent
10 West Academy Street
McGraw, NY 13101
P: (607)836-3636