Juicy Mistakes

Westney, William; Hagler, Dorie
July 2004
Mothering;Jul/Aug2004, Issue 125, p64
If you have a child who's taking music lessons, you may have heard yourself say things like this. Aren't such reminders part of your parental responsibility? Your child's music teacher might actually have encouraged you to oversee practicing in this way. Often, parents are extra-determined to see music lessons succeed because they've got a few issues of their own. Maybe you never had the chance to learn music and always wished you could, or had lessons for a few years but grew bored, quit, and still feel guilty about it. Perhaps, years ago, you were a super-diligent and perfectionist music student whose recital piece disintegrated the minute you got on stage in front of family and friends — and you've never figured out why. INSET: Practice Room Myths.


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