Practice Tips for Preschoolers

Our preschool piano readiness lessons are very different from traditional piano lessons.  They have to be different in order to meet the unique needs of a preschool student and the way their developing brain works.  So what are some ways that you can help your preschooler practice at home?

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Here are the top 5 practice tips to help parents assist their preschool student during at-home practice time.  Using these suggestions can help your preschool student be extremely successful during their time in the WunderKeys program.

Top 5 Practice Tips for WunderKeys Students  |  WunderKeys

When Are Older Children & Adults Ready For Piano Lessons?

Last week, I posted a blog about questions to ask to determine whether or not your preschool child is ready to begin piano readiness lessons.  But how do you know if your older child is ready?  And when are adult students ready?  The following article has LOTS of fantastic tips and general guidelines.  If you’re in the process of determining whether or not you or your child is ready for piano lessons, this article should leave no doubt in your mind.

When Is My Child Ready For Lessons?  |  Music Teacher’s Helper

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Is Your Preschooler Ready for Piano Lessons?

Many people are shocked when they learn that I teach children as young as 3-years old.  Most teachers don’t want to teach such young children because of the lack of focus among many other reasons.  However, teaching preschoolers is what I absolutely LOVE!  They are so much fun!  And FUN is exactly what the WunderKeys preschool piano readiness lessons are all about!

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Is your preschooler ready for piano lessons?  This is a question that I’m sure many parents have in the back of their minds…In fact, I KNOW this is a question that parents struggle with.  To be totally honest, many parents contact me to get their 3-year old started with lessons only to decide NOT to enroll after considering it in detail.  Although, there is a HUGE difference in maturity, focus, learning ability, etc. between 3-year olds, 4-year olds, and 5-year olds, the WunderKeys program is designed for these ages in particular…But not every child is ready for it.  How do you know if your preschooler is or is not ready?  Below are some questions to ask yourself to assess whether or not your preschool child is ready for piano readiness lessons.

Is My Child Ready For WunderKeys Piano Lessons?  |  WunderKeys

Many preschoolers are not yet ready to learn the piano and that’s okay!  Parents may find that a child who is not ready now will be more mature in 6 months or so.  Parents are always welcome to add their preschool child to the waiting list at the studio as they mature.  This will ensure that there will be a spot for them when they are ready to begin!

How Can I Help My Child Be Successful In Music Lessons?

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I tend to be very strategic in my thinking.  I’m always looking for ways to make things easier, more targeted, and accomplish goals more quickly and efficiently.  Even when it comes to my music teaching, I’m always looking for strategies that will help my students comprehend things in the most efficient way possible.  I can’t help but daydream sometimes about how awesome it would be if the music teacher, parents, AND students alike were ALL strategic in helping a child learn music.  That would be heavenly!

So what are some strategic ways that parents can help their children be as successful in music lessons as possible?  It is extremely important that parents are providing as much support as possible for their children to be successful in their musical future.  Here’s another blog post from my favorite music teaching bloggers, Teach Piano Today, to help your child be successful in their music lessons.

(Although this post is written specifically with PIANO students in mind, the tips it provides apply to all music students, including voice students from our studio.)

How Can I Help My Child Be Successful In Piano Lessons  |  Teach Piano Today

15 Ways to Fill Your Child’s Piano Practice Tank

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Parents of children who are involved in sports are ALWAYS cheering on their children, right?  I mean, we want our children to do well and we want to encourage them in their efforts.  But do we do the same for our children who are involved in music lessons?

Practicing the piano is not usually a child’s idea of fun.  Believe me, I’VE BEEN THERE!  If I could give you a dime for every time I fought with my mother over piano practice, you’d be rich!  By the time I was in high school, I HATED playing the piano, and the reason why came down to one word…PRACTICE!  I begged my mom to let me quit, but she wouldn’t let me.  And you know what?  To this day, I am extremely thankful for that.  If my mom wouldn’t have encouraged me to follow through on my commitment, I would not be where I am today.  This music studio is growing every single week and I owe it all to my mother.

You are doing your children a favor by encouraging them in their musical endeavors and not giving in every time they want to quit simply because they think it’s “too hard” or they don’t want to practice.  Practice is not up to your child.  It’s up to you as the parent because it is YOUR money that you are investing in their education and dreams.  But who says piano practice has to be boring?  Who says it can’t be fun?  And who says that you can’t encourage your musical child in the same way you would your sporty child?

This blog post (again, from my favorite music teaching bloggers, Teach Piano Today) has some AMAZING ideas for “filling your child’s piano practice tank.”  Use some of these ideas this week and be prepared for the piano practice wars to end!

(Although this post is written specifically with PIANO students in mind, the tips it provides apply to all music students, including voice students from our studio.)

15 Ways to Fill Your Child’s Piano Practice Tank  |  Teach Piano Today