How to Reduce Arguments with your Child When it's Time to Practice Their Instrument

Create peaceful, productive practice sessions with your child

You’ve tried to keep practice time positive. You’ve had some great days, and some pull out your hair days. You’ve even tried pleading and bribing. Perhaps you've even lost your cool? (hey many of us have!)

You might be wondering if you’re actually cut out for being involved in your child’s practice. You feel like it shouldn’t be this hard and you wonder if it will ever get easier.

The reality is many people find practice with their child frustrating and give up. Others push through, but their relationship with their child suffers.

This is too high a cost to pay!  Not only that, but we miss the opportunity to help our child develop a love of music and learn to play well when we quit or if they begin hate music because practice is negative and filled with conflict.   

As a Parent, I’ve Been There Too!

I understand how hard it is. I struggled to practice with my own children too.  I was a new teacher and had a clear and idealistic picture of what practice should look like. It came as a complete surprise to me that my children could enjoy playing the instrument yet hate to practice with such intensity.   

Daily arguments, stalling, wasted time  and even tantrums were the norm when I first started practicing with my children. Honestly some days I didn’t have the energy or patience to follow through and make them practice at all.

Years of trial and error, reading experts’ advice, teaching music, speaking to parents, and learning everything I could about how I could improve practice time have turned things around for my family and my students. 

Although it is my child's responsibility to practice, I have power to set the tone and help them learn to practice effectively. Practice is no longer a daily battle.

This course distills the simple steps for transforming practice for you and your child. 

I have been putting these strategies into practice for the past 18 years of teaching and have seen it transform practice for my own children and for the parents and students I work with in my studio. 

A few years ago, one student of mine fought every day in practice with his mother, often resulting in tears.  

Every single day was a fight. They were exhausted and on the verge of quitting music lessons. 

 They weren’t sure they wanted to continue and I don’t blame them.  

Thankfully, with just a few changes to how they were practicing everything changed. 

Now three years later this student is making steady progress and his practice sessions no longer include daily conflict and arguments. 

As parents we cannot control our child’s mood, interest in practice, or behavior but we have a huge impact on the environment our child practices in. 

For example: 

  • how we help them transition into practice 
  • how we end practice each day 
  • how we, as parents, prepare ourselves to practice
  • how we create an environment at home that encourages a love of music

These make all the difference in modeling how our child will respond and eventually internalize their own practice habit. 

Here’s What the Course Covers: 

In the time it takes your child to attend one lesson: 

  • Learn the three phases of practice and how to plan for them
  • Efficiently start and end each practice session 
  • Encourage your child's interest in music 
  • Keep your child's motivation high
  • Engage your child to practice effectively 
  • Create a musical environment at home to foster learning and improvement 
The downloadable course workbook will help you apply these strategies to transform your practice sessions at home and improve your interaction with your child.  

Christine is there for you to answer questions and give feedback in our private Facebook group. 

Sign up for the course for only $37. 

Add a one on one strategy session with Christine for only $40 more for personalized feedback.

Its time to reduce arguments with your child and remove the conflict surrounding music practice. A peaceful and productive practice routine is only a click away.  

It's time to stop doing what we've been doing and to change our approach to create a positive practice experience for ourselves and our children. 

Let's take our practice sessions from frustration and conflict to cooperation and progress. 

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How to Reduce Arguments with your Child When it's Time to Practice Their Instrument

About the Instructor

Christine Goodner has been teaching music for over 18 years. She has the unique perspective of being a music student from the age of 3, a full time music teacher, and parent to two daughters who she practiced with when they were learning violin, cello, and flute. 

Her mission is to help parents work with their children in peaceful and productive practice sessions instead of the struggle and conflict that many parents face. 

Christine runs a private studio Brookside Suzuki Strings in Hillsboro, OR. 

She is author of Beyond the Music Lesson: Habits of Successful Suzuki Families  and co-hosts the podcast Beyond the Music Lesson which can be found on Apple Podcasts. She writes practical and insightful articles for music teachers and parents on her blog