What parents need to know if your child is starting piano music lessons

Many parents who reach out regarding piano lessons aren’t really sure where to begin. So in this blog I share my top tips to getting started and having a successful piano experience.

What do parents need to know about music lessons for their children?

Your child has just come home from school and announced to everyone that they would like to learn an instrument. For most parents hearing this statement can cause uncertainty and panic.

How can parents help the beginner music student?

Entering into the world of music education can be a little daunting for parents, particularly for those parents who did not have any music opportunities when they were children themselves.

Knowing when and how to start lessons can be confusing, so here are a few tips to help you get started.

Why serious music students should study music theory!

See, learning musical theory is like learning grammar in a foreign language. It’s usually the hardest part to grasp but so essential when constructing any sentence you are trying to speak or write. This is the same for music theory – once you have mastered the basics it applies to all musical genres and styles.

What does music education teach us?

As the world changes, many schools and education programmes are cutting music from the curriculum. Although I can understand some of the reasons – the annual cost of running a music department, shortage of music teachers, push on STEM subjects; in my personal opinion cutting music is a grave mistake.

15 top practice tips to quickly improving your musical skills!

One of the biggest challenges of learning a musical instrument is balancing your weekly practice, particularly for teenagers and adult learners. Many people feel guilty because they don’t practice enough each week and are self-critical on themselves. If this sounds familiar then this might be because you have been told you need to practice every day for big chunks of time.

Why music coaches are important!

So you just got a new musical instrument for Christmas and you are super excited to start learning your favourite pieces! You set up the new instrument and then dive over to Google or Youtube to find a starter piece to learn. Sorted! This music making business is easy – right??