We did it! After a very long school year including every type of learning, we finally made it to summer! Time to bust out the sunscreen, visit your favorite snow cone stand, and enjoy a few weeks of relaxation.
But wait— it’s also the perfect time to make your plan for summer music lessons!
We know, we know, it can be tempting to take a break from lessons over the summer, but with a little planning, it’s totally possible to incorporate music education into your summer routine.
Remember, keeping up with music lessons is essential to your student’s progress, and summer is the perfect time to reignite a love of learning and refine new skills.
Need a little more convincing? Here’s our top 5 benefits to summer lessons:
Before you know it, school’s starting, and your student is beginning lessons again, but at a lower skill level than before. (Which is frustrating for both parents and kids!) With summer lessons, students get to practice good time management skills, improve their music ability, and feel a sense of accomplishment each day.
But boredom doesn’t have to be a bad thing, especially if you use it as an opportunity to help your students practice some creativity alongside their instruments. So next time you hear the dreaded “I’m bored” from your student, encourage them to turn to music, even if it’s just to tinker, play around, or get a little silly.
And here’s another secret: routines are good for grown-ups too. Who knew helping your child meet their daily practicing goal or getting them to their lessons could help you feel a sense of accomplishment too?
Taking a full summer off almost always guarantees students will need to backtrack and review past work in the fall, which can have a negative impact on their confidence— especially for beginners. So stick it out, and enjoy the results!
Of course, it wouldn’t be summer at The Piano Place without a full calendar of fun workshops, activities, and opportunities that help keep students engaged in music all summer long. Keep an eye out for upcoming announcements regarding every exciting opportunity and we look forward to celebrating summer with you!