Parents recognize their child's unique abilities and strive to provide the best education, credentials, and life skills. Teachers notice the faith parents have in their child's potential to contribute positively to the world. Still, even the most brilliant families wrestle with obstacles along the way.
Kids Aren't Lazy is the result of thousands of lesson hours spent working closely with young musicians and their families. In this volume, conservatory-trained violinist Lauren Haley offers strategies for fostering self-discipline, resilience, and advanced instrumental technique in young musicians. In redefining motivation as the learned rush of joy from conquering challenges, and talent as the sum of current skills that makes learning new ones easier, Haley reframes the way parents and educators understand the power of music education. Applying this revolutionary approach, motivation and talent are gifts that can be developed in any child.