An essential guide packed with plenty of practical advice for parents whose children would like to start learning a musical instrument.Helping your child to embark on a musical journey can be daunting and confusing, especially if you don't consider yourself to be musical.Elizabeth Lawrence draws on her extensive experience as a musician, teacher and parent to answer questions such as: Which instrument is right for my child? Where can I find a teacher? How do I encourage my child to practise? How can I help with performance nerves? and Are exams important?Whatever your own experience of music, this friendly, practical guide written in jargon-free language will help you navigate through music lessons.