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ALLOWING YOUR CHILD TO BE HONEST ABOUT NOT LIKING PIANO LESSONS

You'll never go wrong if you ask a child directly, as teacher, if they are enjoying playing the piano. They may be surprised that you ask. 

What you hear will help you to be a better teacher. If you think about it, the most effective teacher is one who is constantly monitoring the child's reaction to the learning process: keep them excited and teaching is easy. Bore them and you're pushing stones uphill. 

Many kids like piano lessons that are easy-going and creative. Parents, on the other hand, may crave guidelines and discipline, and want, need or expect quasi-military, rigorous regimentation. 

Other children don't really want to play piano at all, in the same way another person might not like a certain food.

Kids who have an enormous amount of natural talent will not mind a modicum of hard work, for they already are comfortable with the general idea of the piano and expect more from it, largely because it comes easily to them and they learn quickly. 

If you get a naturally talented kid like this, stand out of the way. If they like Beethoven, play Beethoven. If they like jazz, play jazz.

But these natural piano kids are the exception.

We're talking about the average child, who can take or leave piano lessons, and has a reasonable amount of intellectual aptitude for the piano.

These children form a huge, broad majority. You will find that they have many reasons to want to start piano, different reasons to continue, and yet others that make them ultimately want to quit.

You have to distinguish and weigh numerous factors, such as age. 

The younger the child, the less they are sure of why they do anything, and are only aware that they do or do not enjoy the activity. The older the child, the readier they are for the intellectual challenges, but they are more distracted by other facets of life. 

So ask the child how it's going. Assure them at the beginning of the conversation that if they want to quit, you'll tell their Mom to let them quit and no one will get mad at all.

You may discover that they are having a bad day, or have a friend over for a play date and they are anxious to spend time with their friend. Or maybe they are just tired.

But if they tell you, with the candor of childhood, 'It's boring," you have your review.

Listen to what they say and find a way not to bore them.

By John Aschenbrenner Copyright 2008 Walden Pond Press All Rights Reserved

See also HOW COME MY KID HATES PIANO?

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See also SHOULD PARENTS FORCE PIANO LESSONS?

See also A CHILD'S BILL OF RIGHTS FOR PIANO LESSONS 

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Our colorful books and videos have been created by Emmy Award winning composer and teacher John Aschenbrenner and are guaranteed to get your child happily started at the piano.

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