We know a lot of families postpone joining a music program during the summer. There are vacations to work around, swim team, and let's face it....school's out and we're all looking forward to that break. Plus, music lessons are hard work, right? And, who wants to have to nag their kids to practice all summer? Surely, that kind of commitment and discipline can wait until school starts. Summer is for....wait for it...PLAYING! Hmmmmm?
The best reason for music in the summer is...music is PLAY! That's right -- it's "playing". At The Music Studio, the required practice takes place during the lesson. What we want students to do at home is play, create, explore, and have fun! Gone are the days of having to beg your child to practice. Instead, ask them to give you a performance at home (kids love to show Mom and Dad what they can do!).
And, playing gets results. Here's some proof of what happens when kids have time to simply enjoy and have fun with their music. This is our student, Emma...she plays for fun and relaxation (but you'd never know it!). No one has to remind her to practice...but lots of people ask her to play:
What most people don't know (this is 35 years of business and teaching experience talking here) is that Summer is actually the absolute best and most strategic time for music!