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Parents' Guide

A series of articles written by experts to give parents advice on how to help their child get the most out of music lessons.

Make Lessons Work

Learning an instrument: a survival kit for parents.

by Douglas McIlwraith, Director of Music at King's School Rochester.

How to keep your child motivated.

by Murray McLachlan, concert pianist, Head of Keyboard at Chetham's School of Music, tutor at the RNCM, Chair of the UK section of the European Piano Teachers’ Association (EPTA UK), editor of ‘Piano Professional’ Magazine.


A guide to buying quality musical instruments.

by the Music Industries Association.

A Guide to Music Exams.

by Daniel Moult, ABRSM examiner, recitalist and teacher.

Beyond Lessons

Get your child into concerts.

by Steve Pickett, Education Director at the Hallé.

Beyond music lessons; making the most of the opportunities for musical experience available to young musicians.

by Matthew Lee, Head of Strings in Norfolk Music service and editor of ESTA and Jesta.