As adults, we are well aware of the benefits of learning an instrument while still young. Learning the piano can benefit your child in more ways than one, including physically, emotionally, and mentally. However, as a child, it can be difficult to see these benefits sometimes.
More and more parents are signing their children up for piano classes at a young age. Unfortunately, not all these children excel at the instrument right away or enjoy it completely at the beginning. Are you trying to ensure that your child enjoys their piano lessons to the maximum capacity? We have just the right tips for you. Read on to find out how to make your child’s piano learning as fun as possible. If you are a parent that is searching for the right piano teacher for your child, check out this page on piano lessons for kids for some of the best piano teachers in Singapore.
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1. Ensure your child wants to play the piano
If your child is simply not interested in learning the piano then there is no point trying to force them to do so. You may think that they will begin to enjoy it later on in life but, ultimately, forcing your child to learn an instrument that they don’t want to will only be detrimental to their entire musical education. Perhaps they would like to learn another instrument, or perhaps they may take up the piano in a few years one they have matured. Whatever the reason your child needs to want to learn piano for the classes to be fun and enjoyable.
2. Choose the right teacher
One of the most important things to think about when your child is just starting to learn piano is finding the right teacher. The right teacher will ensure that your child remains focused and engaged during class so they can excel to the best of their ability. The right teacher will also make sure that your child is enjoying each class and having fun. If your child has a teacher that can do both of these things then they will want to come back week after week to learn the piano!
3. Give them activities outside of the classroom
If your child has the right teacher, then they will have plenty to practice when they are at home. However, setting extra tasks and activities just for fun will keep your child engaged too. There are many websites in which you can purchase sheet music or music books of current pop songs for piano learning. Learning the piano is not just about playing the instrument also!
Having a well-rounded knowledge of music, in general, will help your child to stay focused and interested. For example, check out these free music activity books. Your child can have fun with drawing and stickers, while also learning a lot about the great piano composers!
4. Send your child to group music activities
The fondest memories that many musicians have of learning their instrument as a child included orchestra and group rehearsals. There are even piano camp excursions that your child can partake in. Piano learning in a group of friends is a fantastic way to ensure your child is having fun and falling in love with the piano. At LVL Music Academy we provide group piano lessons as well as private 1-to-1 classes.
5. Practice together
You may not play the piano yourself, but you can still add value to your child’s practice by being there and helping them. By practicing together you are spending quality time with your child while playing the piano. This will automatically engage your child more and have them enjoy the instrument a lot more. Perhaps you could even have your child teach you what they learned in class that day. This is a great way to give them confidence in their piano learning. If you are looking for extra guidance on how to support your child in this way, check out our page on learning a new instrument with your child.
There are many ways to ensure your child is enjoying piano learning and you can easily support them every step of the way. As a parent your guidance, support, and presence while they are learning are vital. By following our top tips here, your child will be focused and engaged and wanting to return to piano class every week with no trouble!