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Parent Involvement = Success

Parents who are deeply involved in their child’s violin and viola lessons and home practice profoundly impact the progress of the student and increase the benefits of their musical study. Their role in the success of the student is crucial. Following these guidelines will help you and your child get the most out of your investment. Come to violin and viola lessons as often as possible. Parents of students at any age who attend lessons have a better understanding of concepts the students are working on. They witness the type of playing that led up to the instruction and the result of the solution proposed by the teacher. With this experience they more fully understand the subtleties involved

Keep Your Motivation

Even the most promising, talented, motivated students have those days when it is tough to get out their instrument and practice. Follow these guidelines to help foster a positive environment conducive to handling challenges and getting things done. Motivation can be self-perpetuating when you plant the right seeds and tend to them regularly. Don’t expect your student to do all their own self motivating. Parents can do a lot to contribute to their success. PARENT INVOLVEMENT Come to violin and viola lessons as often as possible. Parents of students at any age who attend lessons have a better understanding of concepts the students are working on. They witness the type of playing that led up to

10 Tips for Powerful Practice

We are all busy people with a wide variety of obligations vying for our time. With proper planning and strategizing you can get in, practice powerfully, and get out. The quality we bring to our practice corresponds directly to the quality of our performance. Powerful practice will perpetuate motivation and has far reaching effects including increased confidence and reduced anxiety. Many effective tools are not instinctual or intuitive and must be cultivated and learned. Achieve greater results from your time investment with these strategies: 1. Set Goals What outcomes do you hope to achieve in 1 year? 1 month? 1 week? Today? Your goals need to be reasonable but also challenging and inspiring

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