How to convince your child to learn how to play a musical instrument


If you are a parent, you definitely want your child to develop and to be able to distinguish between the things he or she likes or does not like to do. One way of helping them to sort out their preferences is by trying out as many new experiences as possible.

Let them draw and you will know if they like it. Let them dance and you will know if this is what they were seeking for. You may also find music classes for them to try playing a musical instrument. You never know, maybe this is what your child or children were born for.

If your desire is to convince your child to learn how to play a musical instrument, then you have to know how to do this. Children usually listen to their parents’ opinion only if their mom and dad make the opinion sound as if taken straight out of their children’s head.


Choose an instrument

Ask your child questions. Try to find out what instrument sound he or she likes most. Do not do it as if you already have a plan in your mind. Children usually do not stick to their parents’ plans. Just communicate. And, one day, ask your little one what instrument he/she would love to play. Children are very curious and there are few cases in which one will say “no” to trying something this interesting.

Encourage and help

Do not just leave your son or daughter with their teacher and go do your tasks. Stay with them, especially in the beginning. Encourage them, show your interest. Children feel great when they see that their parents want to be near them and it makes them want to continue practicing. Be their biggest fan.



Help your child choose the songs that he/she would like to learn. Pick something easy to begin with and change the songs as soon as your beloved one knows the actual ones pretty good. Change the level for the next songs and, remember, do not ever choose a song that your child does not like. They never do what they do not want to do!

Do not force

If you want your child to play a musical instrument, do not ever force him/her to do this. Children get enough “musts” at school. Make it different. Create a distinction between the things that have to be done and the things that your child really wants to do! Moreover, let your son or daughter choose the practice schedule. It may be very important, since children are usually told what to do, not to decide for themselves. This can prove to your child that you trust him or her.


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