Tips & Advice

The information in this section provides helpful guidance for selecting an instrument, teacher and good listening habits.

How can I help my child benefit from music?

Children can gain enormously through the study of classical music, from learning to think creatively to imagining solutions to complex problems.

Selecting a Musical Instrument

Find that one instrument whose sound thrills your child, but remember the size of your car’s trunk!

Where Can I Find a Teacher for Private Lessons?

What to look for and which questions to ask any potential music teacher. Practicing Tips Tips for creating a successful practice environment for musicians and parents.

Guided Listening Teaching Tips

A few helpful hints from Dr. Kay Edwards, Miami University

Soothing Music for Your Young Child

Try playing some of these classical favorites at naptime or bedtime.

Musical Instruments