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My son will be 4 in November.
He’s not a baby anymore. When did THAT happen? And when did I have to start thinking about things like Kindergarten and sports and activities? It’s a lot to think about. I worry about pushing him too much, or not enough, and all I really have to guide me is my own childhood and the experiences I had. Some were good, some not so much. I tried a lot of things – track, Girl Scouts, dance team, piano, violin, art club – and I think they all added something integral to my overall education.
Now, as an adult who only recently had kids, I was appalled to find out that programs like art and music are being cut from school districts all over the country. I know, where have I been? This has been going on for a while, but it’s so hard to picture an educational institution cutting such important aspects of the curriculum. In my opinion, art and chorus go hand in hand with math and science, and we can’t afford to be cutting any of them.
So what’s a parent to do? Well, I guess we take on the task of rounding out their educations on our own. I mean, that’s kind of what we do all day, every day, isn’t it? But honestly, if I had to arrange something like music lessons for my son right now, I’d have no idea where to start. That’s where TakeLessons comes in.
TakeLessons connects interested families with private music teachers, art instructors and tutors throughout the US, and they’ve worked with over 30,000 students since 2006. I didn’t even know that I needed this service until I heard about it, and now I can’t imagine looking for lessons without it!
- The offer over 30 types of lessons, including guitar, dance, acting, academics and more.
- You can book a quarterly package (buy 12 lessons, get one free), month-to-month lessons, or a flex package that you can coordinate with your instructor.
- Lessons are available in-studio, in-home or even online via Skype for those always-busy families (you know who you are.) Cool!
- There’s no-long term commitment and your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed (you’ll be happy, or you’ll get your money back.)
When I was little, I took piano lessons in my instructor’s home. These days, I would feel really uncomfortable letting my kids do that unless it was a personal friend. One of the best things TakeLessons has to offer is their attention to safety and quality. Every instructor completes an extensive interview, training and an annual background check. So all you have to worry about is listening to your child practice at home. 😉 haha…
If you’re thinking about lessons of any kind for your kids, check out TakeLessons – right now, during their spring sale, they’re offering 20% off all packages (3/29 – 4/1) with promo code SPRINGMUSIC. Book online, or call 855-334-1831 to speak to a Student Counselor. *Don’t forget the promo code!”
And here’s just a little freebie from TakeLessons.com. Click on the video for a tutorial on how to find your voice type (with instructor Monet.)
Have fun, and happy learning!