How to help your child learn piano

Rebecca and Lauren 2

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!

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