It’s not hard to start, but it’s difficult to continue. There are many reasons for this, but the two most common are a pre-existing routine that crowds out practice time, and uncertainty about what and how to practice.  This is true for children as much as for adults.

So it needs to be fun!

This is particularly important for children, but adults need it, too. Fun starts with students being excited about what they’re learning. Being excited about learning means  knowing what they want to learn. That’s the student’s job. My job as a teacher is to give you what you want to learn, and make it fun and challenging.

For maximum fun, sharing music with other people is necessary. This can be any number of things: film your performance and share it on social media. Record a song and give it as a gift. Join a meetup and play music with others. Play for an audience. I provide opportunities for performance twice a year, and of course, every lesson has room for playing together.

Check out the beginners’ resource page.