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FOLLOW THE CHILD'S PACE WITH PIANO LESSONS

The biggest mistake that piano teachers make is to go too fast.

If you stand back and consider any particular child, aside from your (the teacher's) desired pace, you'll find that most children have their own way of absorbing information, and their own schedule for doing so.

What is obvious to one child may not be to another child.

Just because one child understands fingering right away doesn't mean that all children will fall into an average.

Factors affecting the information absorption rate can include age, maturity, attitude, personality, mood, and motor skills.

It is the teacher's job to figure out why a certain skill is not being mastered, and if it isn't, find a way to introduce that skill successfully, on the child's level. 

Additionally, the teacher may have to defer learning one skill until another has matured.

You have to know which battle to fight when, or you will perish on the rocky shores of "This-is-too-hard." Once you reach that land, the only tactic is retreat.

While this advice applies to piano curriculum as a whole, it also applies to the actual conduct of the lesson.

Learn how to gauge the endurance of each student. Respect it as their "comfort zone."

Every task that involves actual repetition and drudgery must be immediately followed by a game. 

Remind them as they toil, "Keep going, then we'll play a game." The knowledge that relief is on the way increases their desire to solve the problems of music.

I never push into the comfort zone unless I see that the child is on the edge of discovering an important point. In that case, and that case alone, I push a little bit farther and demand a tiny bit more.

Respect the comfort zone and your student will instinctively give you more effort.

By John Aschenbrenner Copyright 2008 Walden Pond Press All Rights Reserved

See also PACE AND CHILDREN'S PIANO LESSONS

See also CHILDREN'S PIANO MOTOR SKILLS DEFINED BY AGE

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4. 132 page TEACH YOURSELF PIANO STEP BY STEP Book, 56 minute DVD Video and removable stickers 

5. 141 page THE BIG BOOK OF SONGS BY NUMBER Book with 130 songs, and removable stickers 

6. 88 page EASY CLASSICAL PIANO BY NUMBER Book with 10 songs, and removable stickers, and 29 minute Play Along Audio CD 

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Our Play Along Audio CDs are an important element in making the piano fun for kids, and are produced by Grammy Award winner (Sesame Street) Joe Castellon. 

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.

Digitally engineered and mastered, these high quality educational recordings include fun, familiar songs that children love to hear and play along with, and are sure to give hours of musical enjoyment, entertainment and guidance to your child.

Special thanks to these schools recently joining our growing list of organizations using PIANO BY NUMBER:

Primrose Day School, Jumping Jacks Preschool, Valley Elementary, Kid's Korner, Play All Day Nursery School, Children's Development Center,  Springfield Child Time

If you're not sure what book is right for your child, email us at info@pianoiseasy.com and we will be glad to help you.

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