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

  • Increased self-esteem

  • 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

Pete Hawkins

Lacefield Music