Parenting a Music Student
A glimpse into a typical lesson, for those who have not studied music before, or, at least, have not studied with me. Even though each lesson is different, I strive to maintain a balance between all the elements of music and usually follow a similar lesson order.
Today, I am adding the first of what I intend to be many charts designed to teach piano students concepts of music theory and history.
Learning to play the piano, like many other worthy goals, requires discipline and self-control. Discipline is what helps someone focus on the task at hand, rather than other distractions. Discipline allows one to postpone a pleasurable activity to a more appropriate time. Discipline pushes one to practice hard to develop a skill that is not realized immediately.