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The Do's & Don’ts of Helping Your Children Play Piano July 2, 2019

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The Do's & Don’ts of Helping Your Children Play Piano, Anchorage, Alaska

Learning how to play the piano is a rewarding activity for young children. It strengthens cognitive and fine motor skills, while also helping them develop patience and discipline. As a parent, you can encourage your child’s passion and guide them towards success. If you’re not sure how to help them practice outside of their piano lessons, consider a few of the do’s and don’ts below.

Do:

Schedule practice to keep them motivated.

Consistency is key when it comes to developing piano skills. One of the best ways to keep your child motivated is by scheduling a daily time for practice. If your child is a beginner, aim for at least 20 minutes a day.

piano lessonsTalk to the teacher.

Keep an open line of communication with your child’s piano teacher. They can answer any questions you might have, such as how long they should practice for and how often. They can also review the skills your child learned during their piano lessons so that you know what they should work on improving. 

Don’t:

Forget to provide positive reinforcement.

Learning any new skill can be challenging at times, especially when your child is attempting to master a new piece of music. Don’t forget to praise your child. Even thanking them for bringing music into your home can go a long way when it comes to encouragement. 

Allow distractions in the room. 

If your television is set up in the same room as the piano, make sure it’s turned off so it won’t distract your child. Other electronic devices, such as cell phones and tablets, should also be kept out of reach until their practice is over. 

 

If you wish to enroll your child in piano lessons, turn to European Piano School in Anchorage, AK. For over 38 years, Iryna Dunaeva has offered private piano instruction to both children and adults. She is dedicated to instilling a passion for this classical musical instrument in all her students, while also helping them develop and fine-tune their skills. Call (907) 360-2915 to schedule your first piano lesson or visit the piano school online for more information about private classes. 

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