“WTH? …ok to take a break from music lessons??? #loselearnedskills #throwingmoneyaway #areyoukidding “

The answer is simple …. No, it’s not okay to take a break from music lessons. I’ve also heard a few parents say, “well, he/she just won’t practice so we’re going to stop taking music lessons!” Would it make any sense to say “you know, if you don’t start doing your homework assignments for school, we’re just going to stop sending you to school!” No parent would do this! My parents wanted me to take music lessons and yes, I expressed an interest but it was never a question in my mind if I was going to continue taking lessons or not. That just was not an option for me.

Learning to play an instrument is something that only develops through continuing and constant instruction and practice.  When the school year ends, this is the BEST time to continue or begin taking private music lessons. You’ll be that much ahead of the game when you go back to school and music activities the next year. Additionally, summer is when you have MORE time to focus on your music.

If you look at all of this from an economic viewpoint, parents spend a good amount of hard earned dollars for the value of what music lessons provides to a child. When a student takes a long break, they will actually LOSE all of the muscle training and finger/hand muscle memory that they learned and have to back-step after a long break. Parents waste dollars when a student takes a long break from lessons.

The power of music is also something that many people do not realize. There has been a substantial amount of evidence that clearly illustrating how learning and playing music develops all the facets of the brain. There is also an emotional value that music improves within all of us. Relaxing music has been proven to do much to reduce stress, which in turn improves our overall long term health. 

It is the mission of David’s Music House to insure that everyone is immersed in any and all the ways that will offer a continuation of the pursuit of the love of music and the “WHY” students need to continue learning and experiencing playing, listening and sharing the Power of Music! We don’t only teach how to perform music….we help you KNOW WHY music is awesome. Our music teachers are Music Mentors who collaborate and work together as a team for all our DMH students.

Of course we are aware that summer is a time for fun and vacations and everyone needs to have fun in the summer, but don’t stop your lessons! Talk to us! We have ways to help you keep up your music learning during the summer but allow you to enjoy family vacations and traveling. We’ll find a way to make it all work for you. 

As always…thank you for your continued support and for spreading the word about the VALUE of David’s Music House to the community!

David