It doesn't take much to get back up to speed, but your kids will appreciate the help. Start with getting things together - make sure you have the instrument and all the related accessories in one spot. If it's become dusty, give it a nice cleaning with a microfiber cloth and the appropriate cleaner/polish. For stringed instruments (like my specialty, guitar) - get them tuned-up and re-strung if need be. Think of these instruments like a clean house or a freshly-washed car... when they're shined up and ready to go, kids will take pride in them and want to play.
For those parents who play music, play along with your children... and for those who do not, listen to the little ones play. These simple actions should spark the fire to rock once more, and be sure to set aside some practice time each day. Even if it's just 15-20 minutes before or after school, that set time will work wonders for building those chops!
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