Don’t get discouraged – this will happen from time to time. Learning any new skill requires hard work, discipline, and focus. Studying music especially requires discipline and focus because students are learning new information and a new motor skill simultaneously. This is why music is so good for them! The act of learning to practice and persevere will serve your child well not just in music study, but in all of life! Be patient and encourage your child as he develops the discipline to practice. Use the tips in the parent handbook to make it as convenient and fun as possible. Talk with your child’s teacher about what else can be done to help motivate him.