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Peter Ness Music Studio
Piano Lessons and Music Theory
Piano Lessons and Music Theory Toronto West End
Parents have to believe in the importance of music lessons and see the potential benefits for their child. In order for the piano lessons to be successful parents, teacher and student must be on the same team with the same goals.
Parental support in the piano lesson is vitally important. Take the time to listen to your child play, whether you know anything about music or not. Encouragement, rewards and praise are the motivations for students in all aspects of life and learning. Well timed words of encouragement and praise are essential for your student’s growth.
Why invest my time and money in piano lessons or music theory? Will it help my kids with their future endeavours outside of music?
Recent research has shown that there are many benefits, such as increasing IQ, cognitive processing abilities, improving motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Reading music may also help develop math skills, and proficiency in reading and comprehension. Piano lessons are especial useful in the development of those with learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder. When kids achieve a skill through practice they become further motivated to tackle new challenges. As students successfully learn new pieces there is a sense of self-achievement and confidence. Music is also a great stress releaser and a means for self-expression.
Learning to play a instrument can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience. All piano lessons are prepared by tthe teacher in advance for students to progress and achieve success. Teaching is tailored to the students’ abilities, interests and learning style. When possible, students get to choose their favourite songs, pieces and styles such as classical, popular or jazz. This approach provides students with a firm foundation and makes learning to play a natural and satisfying process that will stay with them for a lifetime.