- Primary: Level 1a - 1c
- Elementary: Level 2a - 3b
- Intermediate: Levels 4 and above
Set realistic goals
Practice in short exposures. DAILY practice in 10-15 minute increments is better than one monster practice, once a week.
Determine the best time of day that works for you to practice daily.
Practice what you don't know first
Use a metronome
NO distractions! (turn off cell phones, TVs, anything that might disrupt concentration)
Student Practice Tips
Helpful Hints for Parents:
Be a cheerleader! Practicing is a lonely occupation and younger children thrive on company. Take an active interest by listening and encouraging.
Encourage in house performances. Have a sing along with the family, or when the grandparents come over.
Let your child see you practice something you want to get better at.
Let your child "decorate" the piano to watch them practice (ex: stuffed animals that watch them perform)
Let your child "dress up" for practice (Like put a tiara or a cape on when it's time for practice
Where you keep the piano is important - try to have it in a room where the child feels comfortable and not in a place where, for example, the family meet only for formal occasions. Sending your child alone into the dining room, for example, is a form of banishment and with some children, might seem like a punishment.
Come to lessons with clean hands. If your hands need washing, please wash them before you sit at the piano.
If you have a severe cold or if you’re running a fever, please don’t come to lessons. The keyboard is a haven for bacteria and viruses.
Please make sure to bring your piano books to each and every lesson.
If you have any questions during your lesson, please ask! I love to answer questions!
If you have questions during the week, email or text me!
Most Important - Have Fun!