It’s Monday, the dreaded weigh in day! You get the pleasure of de-robing, mounting the scale, and peering through your fingers as you hope the number moves south from last week, not north.
As you wait for the number to settle you think to yourself; I trained hard last week, 3 times in fact, ate well and got as much sleep a parent can ask for.
Then…your mind wanders to the weekend and you start to sweat – you start to wonder if that extra slice of pizza and the few cheeky vinos will get your week off to an absolute stinker.
After what feels like an eternity, the numbers settle. And relief! The hard work and discipline you showed has paid off – the numbers have gone south yet again.
By now you’re no doubt thinking to yourself “…and what does this have to do with my kid learning music?”.
Much more than you may think. Learning music is much like anything we do in our lives, the prize is in the practice.
For the gym, most of our results come from what we do between sessions – eating well, adequate hydration, and ample rest.
When learning to play an instrument or how to sing, it’s the same. The real progress comes from what your child does between lessons.
So, each week in class we refine their skills, and add new ones when they’re ready to progress.
Don’t let the general consensus fool you. Practice doesn’t have to be hours a day, when done well, 15 minutes a few times a week will do.
PS we get it! Getting your child to practice can be tough – but we’ve made it easier with the addition of our learning portal.
With video tutorials, music theory quizzes, backing tracks, and sheet music – it gives your child the structure to progress on their own, and you the freedom to do what you need to keep the household moving. See it for yourself.