The Relationship Conversation for Parents
Found in: Neil Moore
Simply Music Founder and Executive Director Neil Moore has devoted decades to the possibility of music as a lifelong companion. He has spoken to countless parents who share this vision but are still echoing outdated mindsets that don’t encourage that wonderful relationship with musical self-expression. In this far-reaching conversation, the first in an ongoing series, he outlines a whole different viewpoint that could redesign the musical future for parents and students alike.
We recommend you take the time to listen to Neil’s passionate argument for a new relationship with music. You will also find a transcript of his conversation below.
In this chat Neil discusses:
- the ‘child-centric’ culture of music lessons that we have inherited
- getting clear about the roles and responsibilities of child, parent and teacher
- the two domains – Method and Relationship
- Simply Music’s four declared goals
- the overriding goal – to maximize the likelihood of students acquiring and retaining music as a lifelong companion
- the six components of long-term relationships
- navigating through peaks, plateaus and valleys
- what your child really learns when they quit
- how the Relationship conversation can impact life even beyond music lessons
- the Method Coach and the Life Coach