Music practice is hard work.
To help your child with their musical journey, I want you to consider what learning piano really involves.
Your child will learn how to read and write music, a healthy and effective piano technique, hands and feet coordination, harmony, improvisation, music structure, body and hands posture, pedalling, fingering, musical styles, aural skills, simultaneous playing and singing, etc.
But equally important, your child needs to learn how to practice the piano - find a time for practice every day, read the teacher’s instructions, find the piece in the book, prepare the bench and footstool, set a goal, follow a practice strategy, do some repetition with focus, ask for help, be open to change the routine if they need it, develop a growth mindset, be consistent, etc.
Most children cannot do all this on their own. They need a little help... with a lot of empathy!
My job during the lessons is to cover all these points and make this slow and complex process “feel easier and fun”. And I want to help you help your child at home while having fun too!
Music practice is already complex and challenging. Adding more pressure to your kids’ practice rarely helps them. The alternative is to help them figure out the next step in their journey and encourage them to take it positively.