1. Set High Expectations
Parents who set high expectations tend to get higher quality results than those who expect less. Make your expectations clear and follow through with them. Your piano teacher will help to provide specific steps needed to take your child's playing to the next level.
2. Keep Your Instrument in Good Condition
A piano that is regularly tuned and well-maintained leads to a more positive experience during practice. A more positive experience helps to promote longer more comfortable practice sessions and greater progress at the piano.
3. Get to Know Your Child's Repertoire
Keep track by reviewing the repertoire list in the back of the homework notebook. Regularly ask to hear specific pieces from that list. It's good to know the names of pieces that your child can play with ease. Piano lessons are not only about working hard towards the next level but using music to bring the family together to celebrate achievements.
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Jodi Ann Russell, Ed.D., M.M., B.M., N.C.T.M. is an expert piano instructor who emphasizes mindfulness, relaxation, creativity and technique in personalized piano lessons and master classes online.