Succeed in Music Lessons: 6 Tips

Succeed in Music Lessons: 6 Tips

We put together this set of tips to help our students succeed in their music lessons. It’s nothing fancy, but that’s why all six of these tips WORK!


  1. Show up for class, and show up on time! Regular, consistent attendance is vital to getting better and succeeding in music. And you want to arrive with enough time to be ready when class starts. (This is especially important for dancers!)
  2. Come to your class or lessons with your music ready to go. If your music is in a book, bookmark it with a sticky note. If you keep it in a binder, it needs to be hole-punched and IN your binder. Make sure you have you page turner with you, or if you need one, ask your teacher for one before class.
  3. Prepare your instrument. Do you need stools for flat feet? Do you need carpet squares for correct bench height? Are your strings properly tuned? If you’re a singer, is your voice warmed up? Being prepared before class means more time to learn in class.
  4. Pay attention to the rhythm. It’s basic, but it’s fundamentally important. So make sure that you’re on rhythm whenever you play. Counting out loud can help with this.
  5. Don’t be afraid to ask for help! Your teacher is there to help you improve, so don’t be afraid to ask questions. If you’re performing with others, you can also ask them for help with how you can play and perform better.
  6. HAVE FUN! While learning and practice can be difficult, the key to getting better is to remember to enjoy music. It’s good to take it seriously, but don’t forget to have fun as well!

Trust us: follow these six tips, practice regularly at home, and you are going to succeed in your music lessons!