Private lessons are the best way to teach piano lessons to children. Parents need to be aware that there are some drawbacks to one-on-1 instruction. Private lessons can lead to dependence on the teacher, which is difficult for children to overcome. They also don’t encourage independent learning skills, which are necessary to learn how to play piano. Private lessons are a common practice for centuries. However, it’s hard to believe that so many people who have taken piano lessons as children don’t know how to play the instrument.
The profession has made many excuses for this failure, including a tendency towards elitism where only a small number of students are believed to be talented enough to learn this instrument. Think about it. What other educational area does it offer students the opportunity to learn in a one-on-1 setting? Children learn best in small groups. Each student is given detailed instruction and then expected to work in a group to master the lessons. Students believe their private piano teacher’s knowledge and effort are more important than their own. Piano teachers used to be proud of their musical abilities and even glorified themselves in the past. They realized the truth: learning how to play the piano requires years of practice and consistent study. They also knew that although they would have many students who would learn how to play the piano, only a few would be able to master it.
This premise is hard to accept. It is not necessarily true. From personal experience, I know that group lessons help children to learn how to take responsibility for their learning in a positive, family-oriented and creative learning environment. Children can feel the energy and have fun with each other in group lessons, which helps them to overcome their fears and anxieties about performing. They can also see how other children are facing the same difficulties in learning the piano.
When your children are young, it is the best time to teach them one-on-one. Parents can teach their children how to read and can give their children the foundation for musical language skills. Many, many more children are now able to take piano lessons with their friends using modern technology. Because of the educational benefits that piano lessons provide for children, this is great news for them. Don’t hesitate to start piano lessons for your children.
Amazon.com has my Piano Bears Musical Stories For Children. These exciting Piano Bears Musical Stories are for children aged 5-11. They feature Mrs. Treble Beary, Albeart Littlebud, and their beloved characters. Children enjoy following Albeart around Mrs. Treble Beary’s piano studio in Musical Acres Forest. They learn about piano lessons in a fun and easy-to-understand way that children can appreciate. While reading “Little Bear’s Musical Garden”, and “Little Bear’s Goals for Piano”, piano students have a lot of fun and laughter.