How to Help your Child Succeed with Piano Lessons - Part 1
Part 1 - Getting Your Child to Level 2
If you’re a parent, you probably already know that giving your child piano lessons is one of the best things you can ever do for them. But perhaps you’re wondering:
“How can I help my child succeed with piano lessons and what should we be aiming for?”
Kids who quit music lessons usually quit early. Once they get to a level where they can play well they’re not likely to quit! Your goal should be to help your child get to Level 2. Once they’re at Level 2, they will almost certainly be a piano player for life!
Here’s how we define Level 2:
The ability to read an intermediate piece of music; play using both hands; use the expression pedals; and sound musical.
The benefits of reaching Piano Level 2 are phenomenal:
Substantial increase in neural connectivity
Significantly higher SAT scores
Enhanced ability to focus and concentrate
Superior working memory, auditory skills and cognitive flexibility
Greatly reduced risk of drug/alcohol abuse
Reduction of anti-social behaviors
Development of personal discipline
In other words, kids who get to Level 2 become smarter, happier and more well-rounded!
Helping your child reach Level 2 on piano is the single most effective way you can give them a leg up in life!
Coming soon: Part 2 - How You can Help Your Child Reach Level 2