If you observe that your child shows interest in piano playing, support his talent. Maybe you could teach him yourself to play the piano or have someone close that can spend quality time with your child sharing with him knowledge in playing the piano. Or you could enroll him to some professional piano lessons or music school.
Make sure your kid is enjoying himself while learning the piano. They get easily frustrated and bored if you try to impose boring lessons. If you want to get his full interest, buy a piano or a keyboard and place it in a place where he can easily access it. Even better, if you can play some songs on the piano like a pro while your child watches you, his interest will skyrocket and he will be curios to try himself to play.
Ok, so you got your child’s interest, now it’s time to gather the resources and materials needed to start teaching him. Usually, you will need the following: a piano (or electronic keyboard), a music sheet and lots of time and patience. Even when he loses his interest or is very stubborn you need to invest a lot of patience to make him learn the right way.
Before starting your lesson, you have to take into consideration the following factors…
Kids these days are very busy with a lot of activities. They have school time, homework, playmates and playtime. It is hard to insert a new chore to their schedule. But it is easy if you plan ahead and insert the piano lessons a few days apart into their busy schedule. Let them know their full schedule for the week ahead so they have time to take in the new information. Schedule at least 2-3 lessons a week with 1-2 hours per lesson.
You must make your lessons fun for your child. Do not make them seem like an obligation or punishment. Teach him that playing the piano has many benefits. Give him rewards each time he gets a chord right and plays it correctly. Don’t be too strict during practice if you don’t want the lessons to become stressful for him. He will start to regard the piano lessons as a chore and a bore and will start to hate them. If you see him playing around with the keys, let him be because he is getting the hang of it.
Demonstrate first to your child that every piano lesson is very important. He must understand this before even memorizing a single key. After that let him learn at his own pace then ask him to identify the keys that have been pressed. This way he will memorize the lesson by the end of the day. Always give him a “Bravo” for a job well done.
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