It's crucial for a new student to connect with the music they play. This is unfortunately glossed over in too many music teachers' pedagogical approaches, but it's so important! When students connect with music, they learn to relate music to their lives, form opinions about music, appreciate and value all kinds music, and become self-motivated in their practicing efforts. All of these components work together to eventually help students to see themselves not just as "music students" but as "musicians."
Parents play a huge role in encouraging that connection to music in their student. That's why today I'm going to lay out for you 5 key ways for you to help your student connect with music.