BLACK FRIDAY WEEKEND: Nov 28 - Dec 2

Fiddleheads Violin Studio Top Image featuring a photo of Rhiannon, Owner Fiddleheads Violin Studio is Operated by an Award-Winning Symphony Violinist and Teacher Fiddleheads is the World's First Eco-Friendly Violin Shop Fiddleheads' Owner has won numerous awards for Business and Musicianship Fiddleheads Serves Elated Customers Worldwide Welcome to Fiddleheads Violin Studio Located in Canada, Fiddleheads serves customers worldwide View Shopping Cart Like and Follow Us on Facebook! Spring Break/March Shipping Delays: Click Here Fiddleheads Violin Studio is Operated by an Award-Winning Symphony Violinist and Teacher Fiddleheads is the World's First Eco-Friendly Violin Shop Fiddleheads' Owner has won numerous awards for Business and Musicianship Fiddleheads Serves Elated Customers Worldwide Welcome to Fiddleheads Violin Studio Located in Canada, Fiddleheads serves customers worldwide foo Like and Follow Us on Facebook!

Home/Index Page SITE: Home

Contact Us

Awards Earned

 

To Shop SHOP: About Us

Violins, New & Used

Bows

Shoulder Rests

All Other Items

View Shopping Cart

Buy Now

Location, Shipping & Other FAQs

Violin Sizing Chart

Instrument Trials

Trades & Policies

Customer Testimonials

 

School Home SCHOOL: Home

Calendar & Schedule

Article Archives

Technique FAQ

Writings

Musical Family

Why Parents Should Learn an Instrument with their Children

by Rhiannon Nachbaur of Award-Winning Fiddleheads Violin Studio

Fall is when children return to school, meet new friends, and take on new challenges. Adults can enjoy this exciting time of learning and growth as well.

I encourage all parents to learn music with their children. As a violin teacher I know it’s the best way for a child to learn and remain dedicated to their instrument and for the parent to be involved in a constructive manner.

Children learn best by example. If their parents say, “I have no musical talent,” kids are bound to live the same fate. However, when you choose to learn music from scratch you prove “if I can do it, you can too!” In six years there has been only 1 parent/child duo of mine that quit.

Parents pay more attention in the lesson and remember things the child may have forgotten or didn’t understand. You can help your child when he/she runs into difficulty and continue teaching at home. Plus, he/she won’t get away with fibbing, “teacher said I don’t need to practice!”

Routine practicing is of utmost importance as a musician. Unfortunately, for many children practicing feels like grueling torture or cruel punishment! If getting your child to practice is as hard as getting them to clean their room, you could lead by example and begin practicing on your own. Your child will most likely want to join in, saying, “no, Mom, this is how it goes!”

When a parent shows commitment to the practice routine the child will soon follow. The child will improve much faster and feel more confident in his/her abilities. Providing a positive influence will help the parent feel more supportive and nurturing, not like a policeman!

Practice can become a family project. Weekly family concerts are an excellent activity emotionally, musically and socially. By playing for an audience the musicians step out of their comfort zones and overcome nervousness. The weekly goal of a concert teaches your child the value of practice, dedication and setting goals. The family as a whole becomes more involved and supportive by offering the players encouragement and feedback. What better way to spend time as a family?

I wish you and your family a fulfilling and successful new season of learning.

Back to Writings

Thank you for Shopping at Fiddleheads. Buy Now

Think of shopping at Fiddleheads as walking into a local violin shop.Rhiannon is happy to take the time to personally invoice you to combine shipping for multiple items on the site and not listed. And, yes, Fiddleheads ships anywhere; Just ask to get award-winning, personal help. PayPal.Me is a fast, easy and more secure way for customers to send us payments. Here is our direct link: paypal.me/fiddleheads

Violins, bows and cases are shipped Canada Post Expedited service (arrives via USPS in the USA) and takes about 2-6 days on average. Shoulder rests ship via Xpresspost within Canda (1-4 days) or Airmail to USA (2-6 days).

Copyright © 2004-2017 RHIANNON NACHBAUR; All rights reserved.
Fiddleheads.ca is the Planet's First and Only "Green" Violin Shop Operated by a Symphony Violinist: "Fiddle with a Conscience"

 

Fiddleheads.ca Main Page Like and Follow Fiddleheads Violin Studio on Facebook View Shopping Cart: Pay with Credit Card or Paypal Account Fiddleheads is a Canadian Business that serves customers around the world Fiddleheads is an eco-friendly business Fiddleheads is an Award-Winning Business run by an Award-Winning Musician and Young Entrepreneur Serving Elated Customers Worldwide: Click here for Testimonials Fiddleheads Violin Studio is Operated by an Award-Winning Symphony Violinist and Teacher Fiddleheads is the World's First Eco-Friendly Violin Shop Fiddleheads' Owner has won numerous awards for Business and Musicianship Fiddleheads Serves Elated Customers Worldwide Welcome to Fiddleheads Violin Studio Located in Canada, Fiddleheads serves customers worldwide foo Like and Follow Us on Facebook!