YOUR KID MIGHT BE ABLE TO -PLAY PIANO IF THEY HAVE A GOOD
simple answer to this question: ingenuity.
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.
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.
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
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