The summer slump, or summer slide, is definitely a real occurrence. According to a New York Times article, the average American student loses about a month’s worth of learning each summer. The good news: This waste is preventable. According to the RAND report, good summer programs with individualized instruction, parental involvement and small classes can keep children from falling behind and reduce the achievement gap. While learning is ongoing through the summer at our studio, there’s no doubt the lesson schedule can be sporadic.

So, how can you as a parent help your child avoid this dreaded summer slump? Take a look at the following practice routine tips for some guidance on how to keep your child’s mind active and encourage ongoing musical learning over the summer break. The benefits extend past music learning and retention and even benefit keeping learned knowledge in science, math and reading!

We can’t wait to hear how it goes 🙂

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