Ask the Expert: How Can I Help My Child Make a Habit of Practicing the Piano?
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Ask your child to play for family gatherings and holidays. Maybe your teacher can show them how to play "Happy Birthday" so they can play it at each celebration in your home.
Expose Your Child to Music
Similar to how parents with children who play baseball watch baseball games on TV or at a professional ball park together, the same can be done with music. Keep music on in your home and in your car. Ask them to listen to their favorite song on their iPod with you. If your child listens to music on the radio or at a live concert, he will more easily learn the language and want to more readily learn how to play those songs--helping lead to success.
Nick Ambronsino is the founder and director of Music Simply Music, one of Long Island's largest in-home music education companies. Music Simply Music has been providing piano, guitar, and voice lessons to the Long Island community since 1988.