How to Improve Your Child’s Music Abilities
Updated: Jan 8
Whether your child is learning to sing or to play an instrument like the guitar, piano or violin, they
always need their parents’ support in their journey of growth and capabilities. It can be daunting for
a parent like you, wondering how you can help your child improve or at least know you are there
with them. So, we have a quick guide to accompany you and your kid in this musical path ahead.
1. Let the Child be in Control
“To catch their attention, let them plan their own practice schedule,” says Nicole Weiss, LCSW
Psychotherapist and Coach. It is very important for a child who is learning something new to be
excited on starting afresh. This cannot happen in a bored, obligated and stressful environment. So,
let your child decide when they want to practice, so that they can play the way they want to, and
their music can express their emotions freely.
2. Practice Together
A great way to keep you child hooked onto music is by singing with them regardless of whether you
are cooking, bathing, talking, playing, or telling stories—any activity that you do together that help
you two bond. This would ensure constant practice that means more time and effort given into
learning music. You can even enrol into music lessons together, which would give you some nice
time to devote to learn and practice music.
3. Ensure Good Posture
A very simple yet supremely important element is the posture of the child, because we do not want
them learning something that would be extremely harmful to their music and their body, as well as
difficult to unlearn. While singing or playing any musical instrument, be it the violin, piano, guitar, it
is equally important to maintain the correct posture to make the most of the practice session, and to
exercise their body properly.
4. Introduce Different Genres
A very interesting part of music for people of any age group, but especially children, is coming across
new music and learning that it is possible for them to recreate it themselves. So, make use of this
opportunity, and let your child listen to various genres to broaden their musical spectrum. Be it
classical, opera, rock, jazz or country music, let your child explore it all, and have everthing within
their hearing range. This will allow them to have their own preferences and decide what they want
to play or sing and how.
5. Make Practice Fun
Of course no one wants a boring hour of practice, and children make it very clear. So, incorporate
some fun music games and challenges that would make music practice something your child looks
forward to! According to PianoDiscoveries, “Appropriate goals and positive reinforcement will make
practicing fun and rewarding. Very few children are self-motivated in their practice. Most need
incentives and reminders to keep them focused and moving forward.” Making music fun and
engaging for your child is thus vital for keeping their interest rejuvenated.
Prism School of Music, Gurgaon/Gurugram, keeps all these important points in mind while giving
guitar, violin, piano, drums, Indian and Western vocal lessons to your child. The brilliant teachers
from music schools across the world teaching here design the students’ lessons in the most
interesting and rewarding ways. We have the most innovative tools to make learning music an
interactive and fulfilling activity. Prism is here to change the way music is taught.