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WHY YOUR KID MIGHT BE ABLE TO -PLAY PIANO IF THEY HAVE A GOOD TEACHER

There's one simple answer to this question: ingenuity.

Kids are naturally artistic and their minds flow easily into creative decisions. Watch kids playing with toys and you will see imagination and effort personified.

The one thing kids do not have at the piano is organization and the ability to see the road ahead. This the teacher must supply.

More than anything a piano teacher must be patient enough to unlock this natural, childish ingenuity.

It can't be forced. You'll have to be ready to make tangential interest into something more, by any means except pressure and guilt.

Kids get interested when they think they have a knack for something. One of the first tricks you must perform is to lower the bar far enough for the child to feel some confidence at the keyboard. Unless you do this, almost all children will feel lost and frustrated.

Here's an example: suppose you are teaching a child Jingle Bells. If they reach for the correct keys with the wrong fingers, do not stop them. Why? Because they are smart enough to find the notes, and you should be happy with that for a moment.

Only when they feel comfortable should you broach the idea of better finger organization. If you stop them with endless finger corrections (too soon in the process) you stop their burst of ingenuity. If you let them keep going, they have the reward of playing the song, and the reward of your praise. With those two rewards in hand, you may well be able to go further with the idea of fingers, perhaps not.

If you put the child in constant touch with their ingenuity, they will practically teach themselves. 

The only fuel they need is music they love.

It's up to you to decide when to interrupt their work-flow with further complexity. 

By John Aschenbrenner Copyright 2012 Walden Pond Press All Rights Reserved

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