How Parents Can Support Instrumental Practice

Published 15th May 2020

What can parents do to help with instrumental practice? The ABRSM exam board asked top UK music educationalist Paul Harris to offer some thoughts for parents to help their children get the most out of practice.

Read Paul's article here:

About the author:

Paul Harris is one of the UK’s most influential music educationalists. He studied the clarinet at the Royal Academy of Music, where he won the August Manns Prize for outstanding performance in clarinet playing and where he now teaches. He is in great demand as a teacher, composer, and writer (he has written over 600 books); and his inspirational masterclasses and workshops continue to influence thousands of young musicians and teachers all over the world in both the principles and practice of musical performance and education.

About Paul Harris Foundation award for 12-16 year olds

The award may be used for example;

  • Towards appropriate course fees
  • Instrumental accessories (strings, reeds, mouthpieces etc)
  • A lesson with a specialist teacher/professor
  • Expensive music
  • Attending a particular concert, masterclass etc

Application details here:

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