Character first, then competency.

First and foremost, parents should approach music lessons with the goal of their child building character first and then competency. What we mean, is that regardless of how good the child becomes at playing their instrument, the goal with lessons should be to provide the child the opportunity to gain the many experiences beyond the music that learning an instrument has to offer. Participating in music provides undeniable social, emotional and even physical benefits such as helping children relieve anxieties, overcome shyness, learn to accept and implement constructive criticism, develop a work ethic, enhance learning abilities,and instill a sense of self-confidence and much more. While proficiency and constant progress is very important, we encourage our parents look beyond and identify what other crucial life lessons are being learned through participating in music lessons.