What can Parents do to help their Child towards a successful Start?

One, or preferably both of the parents should take a few minutes three to four times a week, to sit down and listen to the child play. If the child has your undivided attention and receives generous praise, he will enjoy his practice more. Keep criticism to a minimum. When a child makes a mistake, leave it to the teacher to correct. Make sure your student practices his new lessons, not just those pieces he likes.

How do we know if our Child will do well?

Most parents know that their children are doing well at the New Conservatory of Music. If you have to ask, they are probably not doing well. At the New Conservatory of Music we feel that good progress is the key to success. Report cards are issued at least twice a year and the teachers are required to contact the parents if everything isn’t going well.

Getting the students involved in competitions, festivals and recitals early, stimulates their natural enthusiasm and ensures that they will do well. It also gives you an opportunity to compare their progress to others. These programs are more effective to motivate students to practice than a nagging parent. When you see how our advanced students enjoy their lessons, you’ll know they are doing well.

Do we Teach Adults ?

Although our beginner program is directed towards children and most of our students are children, there are students of all ages. You are never too old to learn music. Most adults take private rather than group lessons. Parents who take the lessons find that their children learn much better when their mother or father take a keen interest to take the lessons themselves.