How do I know when my child to begin piano lessons? • Can your child count from 1-10 and recognize numbers?
• Can your child recite the alphabet and recognize
written letters A-G?
• Is your child beginning to differentiate right from left?
• Is your child able to focus on one activity and/or sit
still for at least 10 minutes at a time?
• Is your child expressing musicality (humming, singing,
dancing, tapping rhythms, etc)?
• Is your child showing interest in music or asking
about piano lessons?
Do I need a piano at home to take piano lessons?
Yes, students should practice every day at home, and having a piano is necessary to have productive lessons. Another option, which is not the best choice, is using an electric keyboard to practice on at home, making sure that it is a full-sized keyboard. There is also an option of renting a piano, which usually costs as low as $50 per month.
I don’t have any musical background or ability; can I still help my child practice? Yes. Even if you don’t have a musical background you can ask the teacher for advice on how to help your child practice. You can simply review the latest assignment sheet and make sure that your child follows all the given instructions.