What happens in between piano lessons makes a big difference to the success your child will experience learning piano. Here's five little tips that'll help you support your child's learning in Music.
5 little tips that'll make a big difference
- Set aside a regular practice time
Short, regular, consistent practice sessions are key
- Be involved and encourage your child's pratice
For younger children - sit with them while they practice and work through the lesson notes with your child.
For older students - ask questions like - what things are they finding challenging? What practice tips did they learn in the lesson that might help to make the bit they're finding tricky a bit easier? What is going better today than last practice? - and encourage, e.g: That part in the middle is really starting to sound great!
- Encourage your child to communicate with me
Let your child know that I like to hear which pieces they enjoy most - so that we can do more of those ones! Encourage curiosity and asking questions.
- Grab opportunities for playing for others
Take advantage of the concerts I offer in Terms 2, 3 and 4 and other performance opportunities that arise during the year.
- Encourage your child's creativity
It's fantastic when children play 'freely' at the piano - if they've created something of their own.... tell them I'd love to hear it.
Thanks for choosing me to teach your child - and really look forward to working with you!