"Thank you so much for teaching me piano. I am having so much fun doing private lessons with you. I am looking forward to the next concert."
Piano ~ Harp ~ Preschool Music Classes
P.O. Box 2241, Benicia, CA 94510
Of course practicing is a must, but for how long? This will vary depending on the age of the student.
Here are some important tips:
When thinking about repetition there is a Chinese saying that comes to my mind:
“If you want to see something new, walk the same path everyday.”
For the very young student:
As students mature, more effective practicing is necessary.
Please do not cancel lessons due to lack of practice. Once in a while a week is so crazy that you do not have time to practice. This is okay; it will provide us with a great opportunity to work on sight reading skills, ear training and/or theory activities.
Encourage your child to play for family and friends
Offer compliments and encouragement regularly
Expose your child to a wide variety of music, including concerts and recitals
Encourage your child to talk with you about the music their playing and their lessons
Allow your child to review songs they enjoy for part of their practice time. This could be a good
warm up before getting into the lesson assignment
Listen to your child practice and acknowledge improvement
Encourage your child to make a minimum two year commitment to the piano