PARENTS ARE IMPORTANT TO YOUNG PIANIST
A Parent’s Role
While a student’s dedication and desire along with the teacher’s talents are major factors in determining how successful students will be piano at lessons; the role of parents should not be underestimated. There are several things parents can do to help! First, setting aside a place and time for students to practice is crucial. It is best if the area is well lit and away from all of the other activity going on in the house. Second, if lessons and practice time don’t seem important to you, they won’t be important to the kids. Being consistent tells the kids that you believe what they are doing in worthwhile. Lastly, kids thrive on praise! Let them “perform” for you and anyone willing to listen. Learning to play the piano can be a difficult and slow process at times. Students will benefit from all the praise and encouragement they can get!