Friday, April 21, 2017

Favorite Things | Piano Students

Piano students are amazingness.

I love the fresh curiosity of kids. Monday's and Fridays keep my chuckling to myself for the rest of the week, and Haven dances under the piano while we practice clapping rhythms and singing songs.

It's an all-around good thing.

Teaching piano students was pretty nearly my only incentive for keeping up with piano lessons, growing up. I struggled with traditional means of learning notes and rhythms and scales, and (as my poor mother can attest) I spent many teary half-hour practices trying to cram those marching black notes into my brain.

There's a need for the rules and technique of note-reading --but there are happier, easier ways  of learning them. And I love seeing the methods work.

So, now, as my dream of opening my own "studio" has finally hatched, "traditional" is the last word that I would choose to describe piano lessons. Which, I think, the kiddos are enjoying. Quite happily, tbey are also progressing well.

Needless to say, the little goose recorded above, is my favorite student so far. And yeah--I'm biased.


Anonymous said...

awwww Haven will be a great piano player so will whoever you are teaching:)
- Rebecca

Lily Pyatskowit said...

lol. She is the cutest thing ever!

Anna said...

She must get all that perkiness from her Dad. Such an inquisitive, tiny thing...

Thanks guys!