Last week, NPR’s Deceptive Cadence blog ran a wonderful series of articles aimed at parents of music students. If you don’t follow the blog, you’ll want to go check our their “Young Person’s Guide to Making Music” – it’s well worth a read for all of us teachers as well.
My favorite bit of wisdom from the week? A post by host Anastasia Tsioulcas, titled “Getting Kids To Practice Music – Without Tears or Tantrums.” It’s a very parent-friendly article, written from the author’s own experiences as a parent, as well as the experiences of parents of From the Top alumni. I’ll be sending this out to all of my studio families in our first newsletter this fall!