Why you should avoid taking a “Summer Vacation” from Music this year…
Warm weather is finally here, and while we love the longer days and warmer weather, this is often a challenging time for music students trying to balance lessons with the arrival of Spring sports, rehearsals for end-of-year performances at school, or just a very serious case of spring fever. (We get it, we promise. It’s beautiful out there!)
When faced with a busy schedule that suddenly includes athletic try-outs, practices, and games, it can be tempting to let your student “take a break” from music lessons until life (somewhat) normalizes again. It doesn’t help that spring fever is followed immediately by summer break, which can be an equally busy time for families and students.
But wait! Before you put lessons on hold to accommodate for Spring extracurriculars, or give in to your student’s pleas to let them take the summer off, it’s important to know exactly what you lose when you “take a break…”
We all want the very best for our kids— it’s why we sign them up for music lessons, find the instruments they need, and work hard to find them the best learning environment possible. Don’t let the temptation of a busy spring schedules or summer vacation take away some of the best gifts you can offer your child: a chance to make progress, learn how to stay motivated even when it’s tough, and find joy in sharing their accomplishments with others.
We also believe that students succeed when they find the right teacher for their personality and their individual circumstances. We’re here to help you and your student make music an integral part of their life, and that includes helping you find a teacher that works with your schedule.
Our summer term is only nine weeks long this year, and our super flexible make-up policy makes it easy for students to stay on track. And as an added incentive, we’re able to guarantee students who stay enrolled during the summer their same time slot for fall term. Make sure to check out our team page for information on teachers and schedules, because we’re always ready to help families make more than just musicians, no matter what.