An example of this was when my daughter expressed her desire to learn how to play the guitar despite the fact that she grew up seeing me play the piano. I guess I could have influenced her more to develop an interest on the piano, but sensing that she was truly keen on playing the guitar, I gave in. It proved to be a wise decision.
Here are some practical advice on how you can support your child's music education even if you are not musically-inclined yourself:
Talk to your child's music teacher. It is important to keep the communication lines between school and home open, that way you'll know how your child is progressing.
Ask your child how her lessons are progressing, what she thinks of her teacher or whether she is having problems at school. Set aside time everyday when your family can sit down and discuss the events of their day.
Listen, and I mean really listen, to your child and her music teacher so you'll get a good grasp of how her lessons are going or if there are certain concerns that needs to be addressed.
Provide her a space at home where she can practice her musical instrument undisturbed. You can also organize a mini-recital at home where you can invite family and friends to listen to new pieces your child has learned.
Praise her for her accomplishments as this will inspire her to continue learning and honing her skill.
Watch her recital and performances. Playing on stage can be nerve-wracking, but seeing your face in the audience will certainly give your child the moral boost she needs..
Enrolling your child in music lessons, buying her a musical instrument and other materials she will need is just the first step. Giving her the moral support that she deserves, even if you don't play an instrument, will ensure her success as a future musician.