Topic: Piano

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» Tuning: Piano Tuning

Posted by: Tmick

Piano

Can you Do It Yourself?

I have been a professional piano tuner for decades, but I still remember well a time when I was a young piano player, knowing nothing at all about tuning. I only knew that to satisfy my ears my piano needed to be tuned about four times a year, with the change of the seasons, and that my parents could only afford to pay for one tuning a year. In a recent popular movie, a teenaged wizard reminds his friends that every skilled person, even the greatest, started out as a beginner. As long as you have no prohibitive physical limitations, you can learn, with time, study, and practice, to do anything yourself.

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» Piano Lessons: How to Gently Extend the Practice Session for Beginners

Posted by: Cynthia VanLandingha

Piano

How to Gently Extend the Practice Session for Beginners

Parents are often disappointed in the length of time their children spend at the piano practicing. Most parents think their children should be practicing longer, and theyre probably right. What parents don't usually get, however, is that for young beginners it takes practice to learn to how practice! To overcome this learning gap parents initially need to focus on process and content rather than product.Since everything is new to young children, its a mistake for parents to assume too much.

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» Piano Lessons: How Parents Can Support their Child's Piano Teacher

Posted by: Cynthia VanLandingha

Piano

How Parents Can Support their Childs Piano Teacher


Parents can play an important role supporting their childs piano lessons and their piano teacher. However, about a third of parents do too much and try to take over responsibility for their childs progress, which hinders their childs ability to develop positive learning skills on their own. In contrast, about a third of parents dont do enough, and fail to support and can get in the way of their child's learning. The remaining 1/3 gets it right.

Take the survey below to find out which group you fall into.



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