Although I, as the instrumental music teacher, help your student learn music and their instrument, you play a huge role in your students music learning. Students look to their parents and guardians for positive encouragement and that is something you can provide for them. In order to help your beginning music student at home, I recommend the following:
Playing an instrument is frustrating at times for beginning musicians, so it helps to have encouragement and support from their parent or guardian. Having a space and time to practice, helps your student improve and helps them feel like music is equally as important as math or ELA.
As the child develops, it is important to consider purchasing an instrument. Having “your very own instrument” shows the child that you value the experience being gained through participation in the music program and it will energize the student to continue with those musical experiences.