Summer is… A Great time to change up the piano practice routine for kids
School is out and so are daily routines, but you know that piano practice must continue! So what’s a parent to do? Before you decide that piano just isn’t going to work out for your child because they don’t want to practice. do a google search for the nearest piano store – not music store, but piano store – and drive your kids over there! No piano books, just you and the kids. We wouldn’t want to make the kids think we are about to practice piano, now would we?
Can’t get your child to touch the piano at home? This will have him touching 5 or 6 pianos GLADLY!
Once you get to the store, it will seem like you’re in a candy store – no kidding! There’s something about a room full of pianos that can get a kid excited in a way that practicing piano just can’t. Check out these pics of our latest trip to the piano store (We actually went to price a new piano, but of course they played the pianos while we were there) –
By the way, I had a hard time getting my son to leave the piano store! Gotta love it!
You might have noticed my daughter in one of the pictures with a model of the inner workings of a piano key. I’ll be writing about The Music Store Field Trip in an upcoming post. To guarantee you don’t miss it, subscribe to the blog and you will be notified as soon as it is posted!
2 thoughts on “Undercover Piano Practice”
I held a recent ensemble recital in a piano store – mostly to get parents and kids seeing and touching a number of pianos. The ones that just have keyboards haven’t a CLUE about real pianos – it was an eye-opener for a few of them.
And truly, parents had a hard time getting their kids away from the pianos.
Great advice again!
A recital at the piano store! Great idea! Thanks LaDona!