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THE KIDS PIANO ARMY

One thing the world needs is more kids playing piano.

A whole army of kids, in fact. But no uniforms, please.

This country needs more music, more mental stimulation and more appreciation of the great creations made for the piano.

Slowly, the piano culture of Horowitz, Rubenstein, Fats Waller and Chico Marx (fill in another name, if you like) is being eradicated, as if there were a government project to eliminate the piano from our lives (there is a government program, it's called Standardized Testing, and it turns kids off to almost all education while it makes school administrators and testing companies rich.)

The poorer America gets, the less money for music, education and culture.

Do you want a country in which the only activity your kids enjoy is going on Facebook? Because you're getting there very quickly, and your government is financing it. 

The present efforts at music education and piano do more to discourage kids from the piano than anything else. Every year, the number of kids trying the piano drops. Every year, the number of keyboards and pianos sold drops. Your all-Facebook, all-the-time world is just around the corner.

In a way, we are already recruiting that kids piano army. Every piano teacher is a recruiter, every piano studio is a recruiting station.

Remember that this is a voluntary army, filled with kids who regard piano as an elective entertainment. Their teachers may be serious about it, but these are kids, and seriousness is not often one of their foremost qualities.

Remember, also, that this army needs kids who establish a lifelong interest in the piano, so that as adults they will buy pianos and CDs, attend the virtuoso piano recitals, and teach their kids that the piano is fun.

So what do these piano teachers/recruiters do?

They turn off ninety percent of the kids in the first three months. They make them hate the piano. What is the piano teacher's explanation for their behavior? "The kids weren't qualified." That's their lame excuse.

Perhaps the kids were not qualified to be Horowitz. None of us are. 

But they were qualified to begin a childish interest in the piano, that, over the years, might become a flame that could be stoked into real interest, had they lasted at piano lessons. 

Every three months, piano teachers destroy 90% of the possible base of future amateur pianists, all in the name of "standards" and "quality." THAT'S why the piano industry is all but gone. Period.

From my experience, any child can be made to take an interest in the piano, mainly because the piano is interesting by itself. You just have to get the kids to discover it for themselves. 

Shoving sheet music down a kid's throat is the worst way to get a kid to discover the piano. We want them musically literate, of course, but not at the cost of their interest in this most noble of musical instruments.

This is just common sense.

By John Aschenbrenner Copyright 2012 Walden Pond Press All Rights Reserved

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The Complete package includes all six basic Piano By Number Books.

 

THE COMPLETE BOOK PACKAGE: 

1. 107 page illustrated THE CHRISTMAS CAROL KIT Book with 44 songs, Play Along Audio CD, and removable stickers   

2. 120 page illustrated PIANO IS EASY Book with 50 songs, Play Along Audio CD, and removable stickers 

3. 50 page I CAN READ MUSIC Book 

4. 132 page TEACH YOURSELF PIANO STEP BY STEP Book, 56 minute DVD Video and removable stickers 

5. 150 page THE BIG BOOK OF SONGS BY NUMBER Book with 134 songs, and removable stickers 

6. 88 page EASY CLASSICAL PIANO BY NUMBER Book with 10 songs, and removable stickers, and 29 minute Play Along Audio CD 

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