How to choose your musical instrument?
Depending on the interest of the person and the knowledge already acquired, the instrument adopted vary greatly. It is, however, important to choose an instrument that attracts us in some way to feed this interest through our musical journey.
Do not hesitate to talk to your child to find out what is most appealing to him. Does he have musicians that he likes? Does he like a style of music that he likes and would like to reproduce? Does he talk about his music lessons at school and the instruments played by some friends? Then trying the instrument is the best thing to do to confirm the choice of the child!
How much time should be given to practise outside of class time?
In order to properly assimilate the information acquired in his lessons, practice is strongly suggested. In general, the time allocated for practice represents 3 times the time of your lesson per week. For example, if you take a 30-minute lesson, give 90 minutes or 15 minutes a day. It is also interesting to plan some time to explore your instrument and have fun with it.
We invite you to start with small periods of frequent practice. In this way, you will learn a good foundation in pleasure. This will teach you all the more self-discipline that will be useful throughout your journey. When some confidence is gained, give yourself goals that will make you want new challenges.
As a parent, you need to listen to your child’s needs without putting too much pressure. It is recommended to invite him as often as possible to practise in order to develop his desire to practise by himself.