“Did you practice the piano this week?” I asked my children, knowing full well that I hadn’t heard much music happening here in our house. “I can’t remember. I think I did. . . a few days ago.” It’s not that my kids don’t know they need to practice. I even bought them special piano […]
games, tips, and ideas for the music teacher and student
I never wanted a Clavinova when I was beginning piano lessons. In fact, I started playing the piano when I was 8 on a pretty little upright that my parents bought for my older brother. After a few years we graduated to a baby grand. Thus began our family joke that our boat, new car,
Today was our first day back to piano lessons in 2016. I knew my kids hadn’t practiced much, and we needed a fun filled music theory game to remind them of their notes. My son has a large tub of nerf guns, so I tried a few different ideas until I came up with Music Theory Target Practice.
I started congregational hymn playing when I was only 14 years old. Our church pianist had to be away for about 8 weeks, and so I started playing early. It was hard at first, but I chose and practised the songs ahead of time. I have been playing off and on ever since then, and now
At the moment, I am teaching 3 of my children to play the piano. As I am both mother and teacher, I get to supervise their practise from the kitchen sink. I try not to interfere too often, but sometimes I make a suggestion. Here are a few ideas that may help you or your
Do you play the piano? Do you know someone who wants to learn? Teaching beginner piano is not as hard as you may think. It requires a little patience, and a knowledge of how to play yourself. Here are a few items and tips to get you started: