1. Take You Child to Go See Live Music
Actions speak louder than words. To show support to your child in music lessons with actions rather than words, you can take them to go see local live music.
This does not have to be expensive at all. Many local community bands or independent performers offer free shows at public locations. You can do a quick Google or Facebook search of live shows going on over the weekend for free.
Quick tip: many farmer’s markets often have live musicians performing
Every once in a while, it is also effective to take your child to a more advanced musical production. Perhaps for a Christmas gift you can take your child to see a performance of The Nutcracker. Or perhaps you can save up to go see an orchestra in concert.
2. Show Support to Your Child in Music Lessons by Asking Them Questions
Although actions are extremely effective, we should not glance over how simple communication can show support to your child in music lessons.
Here are some questions you can ask your child:
- When you are practicing, do you want privacy or do you like it when someone is in the room with you while you practice?
- Is there anything you need or would like to have for music lessons?
- What kind of music do you like to play?
- What kind of music would you like to listen to right now?
- Is there an artist or band that you like a lot?
3. Take Your Child to Places They Can Learn More About Music
One effective way to support your child in music lessons is by taking them to your local music store to just look around. Perhaps even buy a CD if you have a little to spend.
Just spending 15 minutes surrounded by so many musical items can be very inspiring and influential to your child.
Another place you can go is to a library or bookstore. Depending on your child’s age and interests, you could look at picture books about classical composers or check-out an autobiography by Taylor Swift and everything in-between.
This way, you get to see where your child’s musical interests are by seeing what kind of books they pick out for themselves, and you can go further from there. It is a great way to get to know your child and a great way for them to feel support from you about their interests.