Today I’m mailing a little inspiration to some students and wanted to share it with YOU too!
While reading a few posts on Piano Addict, I came across this joke…
“Madam,” he announced, “I’m the piano tuner.”
The lady exclaimed, “Why, I didn’t send for a piano tuner.”
The man replied, “I know you didn’t, but your neighbors did.”
Sometimes the best way to get kids interested in piano lessons – or anything else for that matter – is to have their friends tell them how much fun it is! If you take special care to keep fun at the center of your piano lessons, your students will reward you for it by telling their friends about it. And remember – kids tell it exactly the way they see it, so make sure to keep it fun because if it’s not they will tell that too!
One thing that keeps lessons fun is special projects. The sound file above is from the CD project we do in my studio. Each kid gets to record his or her own CD. Find out more about this project and how you can incorporate it into your teaching in Recording Season is Here!
When shown a picture of a quarter rest one of my younger students said, “It means don’t do it”.
Of course what she was trying to say is that you shouldn’t play when you see it. I love the way kids see the world!
“A piano teacher’s real job is to forward a child’s piano education by making them want to learn it by themselves.”