How To Stay On Top Of Your Piano Homework, by Donna Maurer

How To Stay On Top Of Your Piano Homework, by Donna Maurer

We love having guest writers contribute, so check out Donna Maurer’s newest blog titled, How to Stay on Top of your Piano Homework. She has some really great tips that can be applied to any age student! Read more to learn…..

What Qualities should a parent look for in a teacher?

What Qualities should a parent look for in a teacher?

This question is very important to me, because it should align with the things that I look for in a teacher when I’m in the process of hiring new ones, so I have plenty to say about this topic.  So I’m going to speak from a parent’s perspective as it is similar to mine. 

What Kind of Styles of Music can Students Learn?

What Kind of Styles of Music can Students Learn?

Once a student is interested in taking lessons, a common question is, what kind of styles of music can a student learn?  The short answer, is that any style is possible to learn.  The long answer is contingent on some specific things such as the level the student is at, the student’s age, their experience level, and the ability of the teacher to introduce them to the different styles.

How much should a student practice each day?

How much should a student practice each day?

This is a great question, and one that parents ask all frequently.  After all, investing in music lessons for one’s child is a serious endeavor.  Aside from the time commitment, there is a real financial expenditure involved in signing up kids for music lessons. 

What can a student expect to learn in the first three months of lessons?

What can a student expect to learn in the first three months of lessons?

This is a great question!  And one that I think parents of students are interested in knowing.  In this very achievement-oriented society that we live in, it’s understandable to want to know how much a student could learn in the first three months of lessons.  To be fair though, a student’s marker of accomplishments for music lessons is a very nuanced exercise.