How much time should my child practice?
To progress well, the child should practice every day. The teacher will recommend a practice time that corresponds with the child’s age and level. Generally speaking, daily practice time should equal the lesson length.
Should I practice with my child?
Parental participation varies according to the child’s age and level. The teacher will be glad to advise parents in this area. Very young children will benefit from close parental involvement in order to understand and follow their teacher’s recommendations. In all cases, parents should regularly check the lesson book to keep abreast of current practice objectives.
How important are theory and ear-training?
Learning music theory is essential to understanding the building blocks of musical structure. Ear-training, accomplished by means of solfège and musical dictation, develops listening skills and a sense of musical phrasing. These two facets of musical training combine with instrumental skills to help students turn notes into music by means of proper understanding and thoughtful interpretation.