9 Reasons Your Children Struggle to Make Progress on Instrument Learning (Part 2)
Let’s continue with the potential reasons that cause your kids not able to improve even they have practiced for a long time wholeheartedly.
No consolidated foundation
This is probably the most important point. Whatever they learn, they must work hard on building up the foundation. It may, and most likely will, take a long time, but this is an ultimately vital process to any success. For example, if pianists do not practice scales well, they would have difficulties performing complicated pieces in the future. So do ask your children to spend time practicing the basics, even if they are adept that they could do it blindfolded.
Practice exam pieces only, and for exam only
Though there is a designated way to play every instrument, music is after all a creative and interpretive element of life. If your children are only practicing to get the As that may pave a way to a promising future to them, they would become merely exam androids, growing into mature musicians are improbable.
Only learn bits and pieces
Learning to play the whole piece is a basic respect to the composer, also as a musician themselves. If they only learn the first few pages, only the parts that they find captivating, or most commonly – the parts required for exams, these are all undesirable behaviors. Only through learning and understanding the whole piece can they feel the emotions that the composer expressed in notes and symbols, so they could picture and explore the story behind the piece, which is essential to perform the song exceptionally.
Not listening to music
Merely practicing hard is not enough to become an adept performer. You must help and encourage your children to incorporate music in daily life. Attend musical concerts during weekends, read stories of reputable musicians in leisure time, and watch any music-related videos whenever they crave Youtube. Not only can these activities gradually cultivate their musical senses, but they also help your children find out their interests on various aspects of music, for example, their preference on performing style or their favourite era.