Piano Parents Need Answers!
As piano parents you want answers to certain questions like . . .
- What age is my child ready to start piano lessons?
- How can I pay for piano lessons on a budget?
- What kind of piano can I afford?
- How do I choose a piano teacher for my child?
- Are online lessons an option?
- Does my student need to learn theory too?
Therefore we will answer these questions and more as we explore various topics! Included below is a brief summary of some of the issues we will cover together.
Piano Lessons for Kids
Perhaps this scenario recently happened in your home . . .
Your daughter Emma has just come home from school. After dropping her backpack in the corner she asked for a snack. You placed a smoothie and two cookies in front of Emma before you sat down across from her. Then the discussion begins:
Emma: “Mom, I want to take piano lessons!”
You: “Hmm, ok, what made you suddenly decide you want to take piano lessons?”
Emma: “My best friend Samantha takes piano lessons and she says it’s really fun! She can play some really cool pieces that I’d like to play!”
You: “Well, I guess we’ll have to do some research about teachers, pianos, and books. Then we’ll have to talk about whether we have the time and money to commit to learning to play the piano. In the meantime, do you have any homework to do tonight?”
Emma scampered off to do her homework hoping that will make you more likely to agree to lessons. In the meantime you pulled out your phone to see if you could find out more info. That’s when you ended up here talking with me!
Piano Lessons for Young Children
Do you have a young child who loves music? He sits for hours banging on her toy piano. Or playing rhythms on pots and pans. Or she loves to sing. Would you like to know how to foster this passion?
Maybe you’re a typical parent. You make enough to put food on the table and clothe your children. But you don’t have money for a lot of extras. Because you have a limited budget, can you afford piano lessons?
Choosing a Piano Teacher
One of the most important decisions you will make is who you will pay to teach piano lessons to your student. You want to consider his/her training, experience, current students and teaching environment. We will talk about finding a teacher and deciding what is most important to your family!
Next you might ask questions such as:
- “Do we need to have a piano at home to take lessons?”
- “Can we just try lessons for a month to see if he likes it before buying a piano?”
- “Can I buy a cheap piano or should it be more expensive?”
- “I saw a used piano online that is cheap or free! Would that work?”
- “Is a keyboard good enough for lessons?”
- “Is there a cheap piano you would recommend to your students?”
If you have ever asked any of these questions you can now find your answers here!
Piano Theory Lessons
Piano parents often ask questions like, “Why does my student need to learn theory? He just wants to play his favourite music on the piano!” We will discuss how theory lays the foundation for your student to learn to play his favourite music.
Online Piano Lessons
You may wonder if online lessons are possible. While there are many options for online lessons you need to discern if it is the best choice for your student. We will consider why this is or is not a suitable option.
What Do You Need to Know?
In addition, if you have questions about being piano parents that are not covered here, please email me! An email from you would thrill me! I will do my best to answer your question or direct you to someone who can! Your question may even turn into a future page since you likely are not the only parent with that question!