YOUR CHILDREN PIANO
reason parents send their children to someone else for piano
piano teaching requires great control and discipline on the part
of the teacher, and children become confused between the
nurturing parent and the drillmaster piano teacher.
scenario assumes one thing: you have chosen the right piano
teacher for your child.
The truth is
that there are a lot of bad piano teachers out there, since 90%
of children quit when using a conventional disciplinarian. An
estimate of nine bad piano teachers for every good one seems
problem for parents is that the almost inevitable result of
piano lessons is a child who is frustrated at reading music and
rebellious against mind-numbing routine. And a child in that
state will not only quit piano lessons, but most likely will
never try again. They have been permanently programmed to hate
the piano, and you have paid for it.
The bad piano
teacher poisons the well. They cannot even inspire a child to
take an interest in the piano, the greatest instrument in
history! Their approach is that the children's interest is
irrelevant, and the only important factor is the
mastery of their "method."
And why is
that? Why do these piano teachers disregard the level of
interest the student has?
It is because
it is easier and more lucrative for them.
It is easier,
because the teacher needs only to go from page to page in a
text, rather than actively engaging the student with the piano
on their own level. It is more lucrative to ignore the child's
interest because the student is a number to them. If you have a
problem with their method, they will drop you and another eager
parent sends you their child for the same treatment. That's
what waiting lists are for.
always another six year old," is their cynical reasoning, when
their real job is finding the spark within each child, no matter
how petulant or sophisticated they may be.
So, if you can
find that one good teacher, send your child out for piano
If not, you can
get started at home. It's a safe, comfortable atmosphere, and,
if you are patient and are willing to make a game of it, you
will find it a far better alternative to having your child made
to hate the piano by the local disciplinarian.
looking for that good piano teacher.
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