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Jun 16, 2024 - 9:34:28 PM
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chuckv97

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Jun 16, 2024 - 10:02:29 PM
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rvrose

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1013 posts since 6/29/2007

She has lots of great students down in southern Illinois. One of the few bluegrass stores downstate.  yes

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Jun 17, 2024 - 8:29:31 AM
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KCJones

USA

3111 posts since 8/30/2012

Not seen: hours and hours of solo practice time

If anyone has any tips on how to get a 6 year old to practice every day, I'm all ears.

Edited by - KCJones on 06/17/2024 08:29:56

Jun 17, 2024 - 8:51:43 AM
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4858 posts since 10/13/2005

Persuade of course. Make it fun! Make it so the tyke WANTS to practice. If that doesn't work for now, leave'em alone. banjered

Jun 17, 2024 - 10:22:45 AM
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KCJones

USA

3111 posts since 8/30/2012

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Originally posted by banjered

 Make it so the tyke WANTS to practice. 


How? Specifics, please. I'm getting desperate. 

Jun 17, 2024 - 10:32:33 AM

4858 posts since 10/13/2005

Six years old and YOU are desperate? Maybe take him to a music camp where he can see other kids playing and having a good time. Play and sing some funny kid songs. Now about your desperation....... banjered

Jun 17, 2024 - 11:19:11 AM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

30305 posts since 8/3/2003

I don't think you can (or should) force a child to practice. If he/she's interested, they will want to practice. Otherwise, they'll only do so when coerced and will probably learn to dislike the instrument because they're being forced.

My oldest daughter wanted to learn piano (many years ago). We started her on lessons and she loved it and practiced all the time (she was about 8 at the time). Her twin bro/sis thought they wanted to learn and started lessons several months thereafter. It didn't take but about 3 lessons for them to lose interest, stop practicing and start making excuses why they didn't want to practice or attend lessons. As far as we were concerned, that ended lessons for them.

Daughter continued and got to the point where she could play anything she heard just listening and noodling around for a few minutes. Quite a feat for a youngun.

Jun 17, 2024 - 1:46:25 PM

chuckv97

Canada

72253 posts since 10/5/2013

I have to agree with Sherry. I taught guitar and banjo lessons for about 8 years , all told, and it was like pulling teeth with many of my students to get them to put in practice time.
My oldest daughter didn’t like book learning so she just asked me now and then to show her something on guitar,, kind of a mini lesson, and she was happy with that. My other daughter was better at school and liked learning from a structured book method, so she learned to read music notation and advanced fairly well,,,, until the teen years. Both rarely play any guitar now, although I have a feeling they’ll get back to it as their lives get less hectic.


 

Edited by - chuckv97 on 06/17/2024 13:50:36

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