Piano lessons are enjoyable, especially if steady progress is maintained. This can only be accomplished by sustained effort from the child assisted by parental encouragement. The support of parents is essential in aiding their child’s progress.
As you enroll your child for piano lessons there are three questions to consider:
If you are a trained musician, you can help your child’s musical education in all phases. You can also help if you are not a trained musician. You can help by:
Regular practise is the key element for progress. The responsibility for this practise is shared by parents, teacher, and most of all, the student. Good work habits, comprehension, self-motviation and the love of music, are the values that will flourish.
Parents are invited and encouraged to sit in their child’s lessons, whether on a periodic or regular basis.
I welcome any questions you may have regarding any aspects of your child’s music education.
Websites of Interest
W5 : W-FIVE Presents: The Musical Brain Why are certain songs so important to us, does music make us smarter, and why do we feel like dancing when we hear a beat? When Sting agreed to have his musical brain scanned, he and Daniel Levitin, a neuroscientist, embarked on journey of discovery.
Learning to Play Makes You Smart An article that appeared the Regina Leader Post on March 8, 2010
Why should Boys Sing? An article by Nicolas Fairbank, a well known Canadian composer and educator.
Understanding Learning Styles - Preschool students Does your child prefer words or things? Does he invent stories or stick to the facts? Encourage his unique approach.
Capture Your Child's Super Strengths Turn a talented reader into a math-lover (or vice versa) with these kid-friendly re-framing strategies.