Why Do Students Quit Their Instruments?

Why is it that a bright-eyed elementary school student who is THRILLED to start learning about their new band or orchestra instrument, suddenly loses interest and wants to quit? It’s only been a few months, or maybe even a year, but they refuse to practice and they try to explain how they “just don’t like it anymore.” What happened? How did the student lose interest and want to quit a new hobby? 

The Music Parent’s Guide posts an article (find it here) detailing the most common reasons students lose interest in their instrument and want to quit. This article also lists ways to combat the loss of interest and how to keep students on track with their new passion and love for learning an instrument. Be sure to check it out if you are a new music parent!