Updated: Jan 14
Our children tend to have more and more activities every day. It is becoming really difficult to focus them on any discipline… and that doesn’t exclude their piano lessons.
Our main concern as piano teachers is to transform our piano students’ studying-space into a moment of introspection. A situation in which they can actually collect themselves and enjoy an activity that is mainly about themselves. This is easy to say but quite hard to achieve…
The best approach is one that starts by identifying which type of music our students feel attracted too. Taking into account that at the beginning we all need to start by learning the piano basics, it is not paramount to land on these subjects through any specific style. This is quite amazing as it leaves us the chance to go over the notation topics via any appealing style.
The privacy is another main pianistic feature. Our discipline is tinted with a certain degree of solitude. With this I mean that, despite being an art that depends on sharing, piano-performance is also an activity which involves a big deal of introspection; particularly, on its piece-learning stages. Fortunately this converts the entire training into a very convenient and desirable moment of independence, in which all of us enjoy being exclusively in the company of ourselves.
These, along with many other pedagogic facts, are considered at the time of choosing the right piano-studying-plan. As in everything else, the most important thing is to start with the right foot, and the approach we take to the tuition has the heaviest specific weight in all this rather passionate and amazing discipline: playing and loving the piano.
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