Jack Tuttle
Performer - Instructor
Upcoming 10 week classes and Saturday workshops Everything about taking lessons My philosophy for your kids
Tablature books for instruments and lyrics books for singing Go here for a calendar that list current openings for single lesson times. The Old Apple Tree- Molly and Jack Tuttle's New Album
MP3s for classes Sheet music for instruments and classes A list of required listening for your instrument or general bluegrass appreciation
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Kids and Music

This is where I post things for parents. I've been fortunate to have taught a number of kids over the years that have developed into very good, sometimes even great musicians. Teaching kids can be a little different than teaching grownups. Of course for the younger set I have to deal with fidgeting, short attention spans and things like that. I'm a pretty patient person so I deal with that pretty well. I'm also pretty good at joking around with kids so they are at ease and they come to like the interaction we have during a lesson. The key thing I have noticed in my 25 plus years of teaching kids, is that parental involvement in the process is the single best predictor of musical success. Below are some of my thoughts about teaching kids that can be important for parents to understand.

Why having your child learn a musical instrument is a good thing

Why learn bluegrass?

What I expect of the parents

Which instrument should I start my child on?

My teaching philosophy with kids

What age to start children

Kids and singing

Updated September 23, 2013