A Parent's Guide to Practising Music

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A Parent's Guide to Practising Music

Any parent who has a child who studies music at home wants him or her to succeed. Perhaps, you are one of those parents who might be wondering if is there anything you can do help your child become a better musician.

Learning how to play and use an instrument can be a delightful experience for a child, and most children start their adventure with a huge deal of enthusiasm. In fact, children are typically more than eager to practice their instrument to learn how to play. However, their interest for practicing can drop over time, making practice a huge chore for parent and child. Luckily, there are ways to support your kid to practice and even make the whole practicing fun and enjoyable.

Following are some tips on how you can help your child to maintain a good practice routine while learning a musical instrument.

Make it Cool and Exciting

Practicing does not need to be a stressing experience. In fact, you, as a parent can make practice fun for your child without too much time or effort. When your child sits down to practice, ensure you are there to give some encouragement and notice his or her progress. You can include your family pet too, as they can be encouraged to become a part of the audience.

Once your kid is done practicing, allow him or her to do something fun like playing with some friends or go for a bike ride. By providing your kid something to look forward, you are encouraging him or her to embrace practicing – and to have fun at the same time.

Time It

The timing of the practice schedule of your child is essential. Ensure you don’t ask him or her to practice when he’s overloaded or tired with other activities. It’s a great idea to schedule a practice time every day. Oftentimes, mornings could be a perfect time to practice as your child is rested and not astounded with homework or other responsibilities. Make practice a concern on the weekends before other obligations take over. Further, you can also ask your kid to practice before some friends come over or before you start your weekend plans.

Rewards

A child loves to be rewarded for his or her effort, and a small incentive can motivate your child to keep practicing through the week. Present your child a practice goal for him or her to work towards and when he or she hits the benchmark, both of you can celebrate with a treat!

Be Your Kid’s Number One Fan!

Taking the time to tell your kid that you are proud of his or her accomplishments and work can motivate him or her to keep on practicing and to stay to progress. Allow your kid to know that learning an instrument can be challenging and difficult at times; however, that efforts pays off and is well worth it. 

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This blog post is brought to you by the Arts Academy.

The Arts Academy provide unique one-to-one music lessons in the comfort of your own home. Our specialist music tuition combines talent and interactive technology, allowing pupils to reach the highest of standards and most importantly, have fun learning music. Our Arts Academy music professors cover all instruments, ranging from piano and guitar, through to singing and violin lessons, and are graduates of the world leading music conservatories. They are all extensively vetted and trained to create the best possible environment to learn music.

About the author, Creative Directer Robert Emery

Robert Emery is a conductor, pianist and serial entrepreneur.

He is lucky enough to travel the world; ranging from performances in London's Royal Albert Hall, through to the Sydney Opera House, Robert Emery has seen them all.

Besides music, Robert is the Founder & Director of The Arts Group; one of the most diverse entertainment companies in the UK. Besides the Arts Acadeny, within the portfolio is a symphony orchestra, choir, artist agency, record label and production company.

Aside from that, he lives in London and Cambridge, has 1 wife, 1 baby boy and 4 cats.

Romance your Valentine with these alternatives

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Romance your Valentine with these alternatives

So you have the flowers, the chocolates, and you are looking to create a romantic atmosphere for this year’s Valentine’s Day? Look no further than this post to help you set a romantic mood for your special someone by providing you with not one, but two soundtracks. So fire up your Spotify, Itunes or Youtube, and have a look at the following two playlists.

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This blog post is brought to you by the Arts Academy.

The Arts Academy provide unique one-to-one music lessons in the comfort of your own home. Our specialist music tuition combines talent and interactive technology, allowing pupils to reach the highest of standards and most importantly, have fun learning music. Our Arts Academy music professors cover all instruments, ranging from piano and guitar, through to singing and violin lessons, and are graduates of the world leading music conservatories. They are all extensively vetted and trained to create the best possible environment to learn music.

About the author, Creative Directer Robert Emery

Robert Emery is a conductor, pianist and serial entrepreneur.

He is lucky enough to travel the world; ranging from performances in London's Royal Albert Hall, through to the Sydney Opera House, Robert Emery has seen them all.

Besides music, Robert is the Founder & Director of The Arts Group; one of the most diverse entertainment companies in the UK. Besides the Arts Acadeny, within the portfolio is a symphony orchestra, choir, artist agency, record label and production company.

Aside from that, he lives in London and Cambridge, has 1 wife, 1 baby boy and 4 cats.

Orchestras reached more young people in 2016 despite drop in income

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Orchestras reached more young people in 2016 despite drop in income

Despite a 5% decline to their income, Britain’s top orchestras have reached nearly 900,000 young people through performances and education sessions, according to the report “The State of Britain’s Orchestras in 2016” published yesterday by the ABO as part of their 2017 Conference.

The director of the Association of British Orchestras, Mark Pemberton said

 “Orchestras have innovated to achieve bigger audiences and engage more young people and they should be proud of these successes.”

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This blog post is brought to you by the Arts Academy.

The Arts Academy provide unique one-to-one music lessons in the comfort of your own home. Our specialist music tuition combines talent and interactive technology, allowing pupils to reach the highest of standards and most importantly, have fun learning music. Our Arts Academy music professors cover all instruments, ranging from piano and guitar, through to singing and violin lessons, and are graduates of the world leading music conservatories. They are all extensively vetted and trained to create the best possible environment to learn music.

About the author, Creative Directer Robert Emery

Robert Emery is a conductor, pianist and serial entrepreneur.

He is lucky enough to travel the world; ranging from performances in London's Royal Albert Hall, through to the Sydney Opera House, Robert Emery has seen them all.

Besides music, Robert is the Founder & Director of The Arts Group; one of the most diverse entertainment companies in the UK. Besides the Arts Acadeny, within the portfolio is a symphony orchestra, choir, artist agency, record label and production company.

Aside from that, he lives in London and Cambridge, has 1 wife, 1 baby boy and 4 cats.

Listen to Burns Night 2017

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Listen to Burns Night 2017

Once again, the annual celebration of the life and work of the great Scottish Poet Robert Burns is upon us. This January 25th, gather your friends to have a wee dram (or three), and recite some of Rabbie’s best. Maybe go all out and get a piper to help you parade the haggis through the hall (or through your open plan kitchen) – don’t forget to reward him with a guid whisky gill- and recite Burns’ Address to a haggis before slicing it open with your dirk.

Traditionally a night filled with good food, friends, music, poetry and performance, Burns Night is an excellent opportunity to flex those old performance muscles, dust off your old violin and just go for it. As long as the whisky holds out, you can be as rusty as you want! If there ever was a time for an impromptu ceilidh, this is it.

Not many poets today are celebrated by scholars and aesthetes while being drunkenly exclaimed by drouthy celebrants at the same time, so have a listen to the short playlist we have put together on Spotify and you’ll find that Burns’ works have been set and arranged by a host of legendary composers, and still reverberate in the classical and folk scene today. 

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This blog post is brought to you by the Arts Academy.

The Arts Academy provide unique one-to-one music lessons in the comfort of your own home. Our specialist music tuition combines talent and interactive technology, allowing pupils to reach the highest of standards and most importantly, have fun learning music. Our Arts Academy music professors cover all instruments, ranging from piano and guitar, through to singing and violin lessons, and are graduates of the world leading music conservatories. They are all extensively vetted and trained to create the best possible environment to learn music.

About the author, Creative Directer Robert Emery

Robert Emery is a conductor, pianist and serial entrepreneur.

He is lucky enough to travel the world; ranging from performances in London's Royal Albert Hall, through to the Sydney Opera House, Robert Emery has seen them all.

Besides music, Robert is the Founder & Director of The Arts Group; one of the most diverse entertainment companies in the UK. Besides the Arts Acadeny, within the portfolio is a symphony orchestra, choir, artist agency, record label and production company.

Aside from that, he lives in London and Cambridge, has 1 wife, 1 baby boy and 4 cats.

Get more applause with CoSchedule

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Get more applause with CoSchedule

Unless you are very lucky indeed, you spend a large amount of your time as a professional musician finding work for yourself. Organising rehearsals, finding gigs, getting people to support you by purchasing tickets, albums and merch.

One of the best ways to grow your audience, and sell more tickets, is to create and maintain an effective online presence. Get your WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn working for you. Announce your tours, gigs, post press, reviews, special offers, newsletters. All this can very easily get on top of you though, but I think I may have found the most useful tool in the Artist PR Machine: CoSchedule.com

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This blog post is brought to you by the Arts Academy.

The Arts Academy provide unique one-to-one music lessons in the comfort of your own home. Our specialist music tuition combines talent and interactive technology, allowing pupils to reach the highest of standards and most importantly, have fun learning music. Our Arts Academy music professors cover all instruments, ranging from piano and guitar, through to singing and violin lessons, and are graduates of the world leading music conservatories. They are all extensively vetted and trained to create the best possible environment to learn music.

About the author, Creative Directer Robert Emery

Robert Emery is a conductor, pianist and serial entrepreneur.

He is lucky enough to travel the world; ranging from performances in London's Royal Albert Hall, through to the Sydney Opera House, Robert Emery has seen them all.

Besides music, Robert is the Founder & Director of The Arts Group; one of the most diverse entertainment companies in the UK. Besides the Arts Acadeny, within the portfolio is a symphony orchestra, choir, artist agency, record label and production company.

Aside from that, he lives in London and Cambridge, has 1 wife, 1 baby boy and 4 cats.

Black Friday - why does it have to be black?

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Black Friday - why does it have to be black?

What started off as an American tradition has quickly swept the UK to become one of the most important sales day in the calendar.  We specialise in music tuition, and it's always been quite slightly strange to us to try and sell learning a musical instrument, which can be a life-time gift, in one day. This year however, we thought we'd try

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This blog post is brought to you by the Arts Academy.

The Arts Academy provide unique one-to-one music lessons in the comfort of your own home. Our specialist music tuition combines talent and interactive technology, allowing pupils to reach the highest of standards and most importantly, have fun learning music. Our Arts Academy music professors cover all instruments, ranging from piano and guitar, through to singing and violin lessons, and are graduates of the world leading music conservatories. They are all extensively vetted and trained to create the best possible environment to learn music.

About the author, Creative Directer Robert Emery

Robert Emery is a conductor, pianist and serial entrepreneur.

He is lucky enough to travel the world; ranging from performances in London's Royal Albert Hall, through to the Sydney Opera House, Robert Emery has seen them all.

Besides music, Robert is the Founder & Director of The Arts Group; one of the most diverse entertainment companies in the UK. Besides the Arts Acadeny, within the portfolio is a symphony orchestra, choir, artist agency, record label and production company.

Aside from that, he lives in London and Cambridge, has 1 wife, 1 baby boy and 4 cats.

Back to School -  10 Secrets to Successful Music Lessons

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Back to School - 10 Secrets to Successful Music Lessons

As our British summer comes to a close for another year, the new school term starts. Children feel and look another year older. Their school may have changed; their attitude to school may have changed! What stays constant however is home music tuition.  So it's this time of year that we like to give you some tips and tricks that will help your child have a successful, rewarding experience learning an instrument.

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This blog post is brought to you by the Arts Academy.

The Arts Academy provide unique one-to-one music lessons in the comfort of your own home. Our specialist music tuition combines talent and interactive technology, allowing pupils to reach the highest of standards and most importantly, have fun learning music. Our Arts Academy music professors cover all instruments, ranging from piano and guitar, through to singing and violin lessons, and are graduates of the world leading music conservatories. They are all extensively vetted and trained to create the best possible environment to learn music.

About the author, Creative Directer Robert Emery

Robert Emery is a conductor, pianist and serial entrepreneur.

He is lucky enough to travel the world; ranging from performances in London's Royal Albert Hall, through to the Sydney Opera House, Robert Emery has seen them all.

Besides music, Robert is the Founder & Director of The Arts Group; one of the most diverse entertainment companies in the UK. Besides the Arts Acadeny, within the portfolio is a symphony orchestra, choir, artist agency, record label and production company.

Aside from that, he lives in London and Cambridge, has 1 wife, 1 baby boy and 4 cats.

What Is The Best Instrument For My Child To Learn?

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What Is The Best Instrument For My Child To Learn?

Learning an instrument takes commitment, so choosing the right instrument is important.

If you're considering toddlers music classes in London, you'll probably also be weighing up which musical instruments you'd like your child to learn...

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This blog post is brought to you by the Arts Academy.

The Arts Academy provide unique one-to-one music lessons in the comfort of your own home. Our specialist music tuition combines talent and interactive technology, allowing pupils to reach the highest of standards and most importantly, have fun learning music. Our Arts Academy music professors cover all instruments, ranging from piano and guitar, through to singing and violin lessons, and are graduates of the world leading music conservatories. They are all extensively vetted and trained to create the best possible environment to learn music.

About the author, Creative Directer Robert Emery

Robert Emery is a conductor, pianist and serial entrepreneur.

He is lucky enough to travel the world; ranging from performances in London's Royal Albert Hall, through to the Sydney Opera House, Robert Emery has seen them all.

Besides music, Robert is the Founder & Director of The Arts Group; one of the most diverse entertainment companies in the UK. Besides the Arts Acadeny, within the portfolio is a symphony orchestra, choir, artist agency, record label and production company.

Aside from that, he lives in London and Cambridge, has 1 wife, 1 baby boy and 4 cats.

How To Clean A French Horn

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How To Clean A French Horn

After you've been having French horn lessons in London for a while, you'll have to give your instrument a bit of a clean. As you play your horn, you'll find that it collects moisture inside it from all that warm air entering from your mouth. If you don't clean this out each and every time you play, you'll find that it accumulates over time and can cause a few problems...

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This blog post is brought to you by the Arts Academy.

The Arts Academy provide unique one-to-one music lessons in the comfort of your own home. Our specialist music tuition combines talent and interactive technology, allowing pupils to reach the highest of standards and most importantly, have fun learning music. Our Arts Academy music professors cover all instruments, ranging from piano and guitar, through to singing and violin lessons, and are graduates of the world leading music conservatories. They are all extensively vetted and trained to create the best possible environment to learn music.

About the author, Creative Directer Robert Emery

Robert Emery is a conductor, pianist and serial entrepreneur.

He is lucky enough to travel the world; ranging from performances in London's Royal Albert Hall, through to the Sydney Opera House, Robert Emery has seen them all.

Besides music, Robert is the Founder & Director of The Arts Group; one of the most diverse entertainment companies in the UK. Besides the Arts Acadeny, within the portfolio is a symphony orchestra, choir, artist agency, record label and production company.

Aside from that, he lives in London and Cambridge, has 1 wife, 1 baby boy and 4 cats.

Learn To Tune Your Guitar

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Learn To Tune Your Guitar

If your child has been given the best acoustic guitar lessons London has to offer, then it won’t be long before you have to learn how to tune their guitar...

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This blog post is brought to you by the Arts Academy.

The Arts Academy provide unique one-to-one music lessons in the comfort of your own home. Our specialist music tuition combines talent and interactive technology, allowing pupils to reach the highest of standards and most importantly, have fun learning music. Our Arts Academy music professors cover all instruments, ranging from piano and guitar, through to singing and violin lessons, and are graduates of the world leading music conservatories. They are all extensively vetted and trained to create the best possible environment to learn music.

About the author, Creative Directer Robert Emery

Robert Emery is a conductor, pianist and serial entrepreneur.

He is lucky enough to travel the world; ranging from performances in London's Royal Albert Hall, through to the Sydney Opera House, Robert Emery has seen them all.

Besides music, Robert is the Founder & Director of The Arts Group; one of the most diverse entertainment companies in the UK. Besides the Arts Acadeny, within the portfolio is a symphony orchestra, choir, artist agency, record label and production company.

Aside from that, he lives in London and Cambridge, has 1 wife, 1 baby boy and 4 cats.

David Bowie's Blackstar On Course For UK Chart No 1

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David Bowie's Blackstar On Course For UK Chart No 1

If you're taking singing lessons in London at the moment why don't you suggest to your music teacher that you go over a few of David Bowie's songs in honour of the late rock legend, who died on Sunday aged 69.

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This blog post is brought to you by the Arts Academy.

The Arts Academy provide unique one-to-one music lessons in the comfort of your own home. Our specialist music tuition combines talent and interactive technology, allowing pupils to reach the highest of standards and most importantly, have fun learning music. Our Arts Academy music professors cover all instruments, ranging from piano and guitar, through to singing and violin lessons, and are graduates of the world leading music conservatories. They are all extensively vetted and trained to create the best possible environment to learn music.

About the author, Creative Directer Robert Emery

Robert Emery is a conductor, pianist and serial entrepreneur.

He is lucky enough to travel the world; ranging from performances in London's Royal Albert Hall, through to the Sydney Opera House, Robert Emery has seen them all.

Besides music, Robert is the Founder & Director of The Arts Group; one of the most diverse entertainment companies in the UK. Besides the Arts Acadeny, within the portfolio is a symphony orchestra, choir, artist agency, record label and production company.

Aside from that, he lives in London and Cambridge, has 1 wife, 1 baby boy and 4 cats.

What Is The Best Instrument For My Child To Learn?

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What Is The Best Instrument For My Child To Learn?

Find out which instruments might be best for your child in our latest blog. With more children learning musical instruments make sure your child is too!

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This blog post is brought to you by the Arts Academy.

The Arts Academy provide unique one-to-one music lessons in the comfort of your own home. Our specialist music tuition combines talent and interactive technology, allowing pupils to reach the highest of standards and most importantly, have fun learning music. Our Arts Academy music professors cover all instruments, ranging from piano and guitar, through to singing and violin lessons, and are graduates of the world leading music conservatories. They are all extensively vetted and trained to create the best possible environment to learn music.

About the author, Creative Directer Robert Emery

Robert Emery is a conductor, pianist and serial entrepreneur.

He is lucky enough to travel the world; ranging from performances in London's Royal Albert Hall, through to the Sydney Opera House, Robert Emery has seen them all.

Besides music, Robert is the Founder & Director of The Arts Group; one of the most diverse entertainment companies in the UK. Besides the Arts Acadeny, within the portfolio is a symphony orchestra, choir, artist agency, record label and production company.

Aside from that, he lives in London and Cambridge, has 1 wife, 1 baby boy and 4 cats.