1. The study of piano increases a child’s imagination through musical self-expression and increases self-discipline and concentration.
2. Create a suitable learning environment away from distractions, such as TV and cell phones. Create piano time to open the door to musical exploration.
3. Choose a piano teacher based on qualifications and referrals, not on location. This is not real estate.
4. A piano teacher is one of the greatest motivators in a child’s study. Interview to find a good fit for your child.
5. Maintain your piano regularly as the seasons change. It’s an investment.
6. Become involved in your child’s piano pursuits. Encourage and support strong practice and performing habits that will last a lifetime.
7. Piano education doesn’t stop at the piano lesson. Help your child set goals, not watch the clock, in order to achieve new skills, build self-esteem and encourage self-motivation.
8. Instill a love and appreciation of music in your child’s daily life by attending piano recitals and concerts and listening to varieties of music in your home.
9. The study of piano is a strong foundation for all other musical pursuits. The keyboard range of the piano encompasses the ranges of all the musical instruments found in an orchestra.
10. Consistency in study is the key to nurturing good habits that affect all other aspects of life.
— from Hana Janatova, founder and executive director of the Mundi Project