We hear all the time about how important music is to children and their developing brains, even when they are in the womb. Even more beneficial is the impact of live music vs. recorded music. Even MORE beneficial is a parent singing to their child. These are 3 reasons why you should sing to your
How Parents Can Help Young Piano Beginners with Practice This article details how parents can help young beginners on piano with weekly practice assignments in 3 simple tips. These tips do not require any previous music study for the parents, but can help make lessons for 4 to 6 year olds very successful. Piano is
This article is for parents searching for ways to give their children musical inspiration and exposure. Ideas expressed here can work for children of all ages, whether they have any experience playing a musical instrument or not. Parents now more than ever are growing more concerned about making sure their children are able to experience
Maria McDonald is a Lessons In Your Home Piano Teacher in Atlanta GA. She from time to time drops in with some advise and today she is sharing information on Parents Helping Piano Lessons. Here’s what she has to say: Feedback I receive on the regular from parents is they are unable to assist in
A great basic step in learning to read piano music understands intervals. Intervals for those who don’t know are the name given for the distance between two notes. This article is a basic approach on how I like to teach steps and skips in piano music to my elementary aged students. Each student is different
How can you have any pudding if you don’t eat your meat! Can you name that tune? This article examines the dessert of music lessons and if it’s OK, to eat it before we eat out vegetables. Figuratively of course.
After a few years, my first instructor told me he couldn’t really teach me anymore, that I had learned and practiced everything he had to offer me.
You can sympathize with the challenges, share enjoyment with successes, and relate to each other in a unique way. Parents who have a hard time relating to their kids (especially teenagers!) can create a special new relationship through music.
The #1 most important part to recital preparation is obviously PRACTICE! We have to teach our students how to practice and hope they follow through when we aren’t around every other hour of the week. Usually having a performance in the near future is enough to inspire even the least motivated student to practice and
What happens when you ask a music student to teach? I know because I ask the question a lot during my private music lessons. What happens, is the student takes a breath and then has to really make sure they “know” what your asking them to teach. Eureka, a great practice for helping students understand