Is piano class fun?

August 26, 2015


My answer to that is Yes and No.

Yes, because parents who sit it on piano class will find their child has fun in class. Because children love working on rhythm, on scales (see What practising scales is good for) and feel really really good when they’ve practised and their work is excellent.

Children who get the support they need at home, and whose parents work with the piano teacher (see Why parents should talk to the piano teacher about practise issues before the class starts) enjoy the challenge of trying something that’s new and a bit of a challenge.

No, because, children associate fun with quick fixes and things that are easy to do.

A young child who learns the piano does a lot of things that need effort :

  • Hand coordination
  • Learning to relax – for children with shoulder tension or tight hands – this even affects…

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