If you just started learning piano, or your child is getting lessons for the first time, it’s important to be aware of common mistakes that beginner pianists make. Most of the time students progress much slower than they need to because they are making mistakes that misuse their precious time. Don’t be one of those people.
You’ve spent a small fortune on music lessons for your child, but they seem totally uninterested. It happens. There are things you can do that will help them continue with lessons though, so don’t give up yet! The worst thing you can do is throw in the towel at the first sign that your child isn’t enjoying the lessons. By letting them quit, you’re teaching them that as soon as life gets difficult, boring, or uninteresting it’s okay to just give up.
You know that life isn’t easy, and you know giving up is not a good lesson to learn. Here are 7 ideas on how to encourage kids to continue and actually enjoy their lessons.
Learning an instrument on your own just isn’t going to work. If you want to progress quickly, we all know that you need a teacher. Why is a teacher so important? One major reason is just because they are an educated third party listening to your playing.
You practice constantly preparing diligently for an upcoming performance, but it’s just not enough. You need someone to listen and critique so you can make appropriate changes. Lessons are usually held once a week, and it’s great that you can get your teacher’s feedback that often, but it’s not enough. You need this feedback daily. One way to get this specific feedback is to record yourself.