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Creative Piano Lessons for Children

getting creativeInstruments are a great tool for children. They can help them to learn to think outside of the box (not that most will need any help with this anyways), teach them dedication, and show them the benefits of hard work.

In this article, we will discuss how you can make piano lesson for kids that will allow them to grow and learn while still enjoying themselves.

Getting your child behind a piano is the easy part. Getting them to want to learn is the hard part. You have to remember that children aren’t like us; they don’t have a sense of future.

All children know is now. They don’t see the potential benefits of learning a musical instrument. They aren’t meant to; they are children. Keep this in mind at all time when trying to create piano lessons for children. Unless they are having fun, they will lose interest. Punishing them for this would be like punishing a fish for swimming; they can’t help it. They are made that way.

The number one way to assure that your child loses all interest in music and piano in general is to force them. If this wasn’t clear enough, it means never force your child to pick up an instrument unless they themselves show interest in it. You may want them to carry on your piano legacy, or take part in your hobby and love, but if they don’t want to, you’ll only teach them to harbor resentment.

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interactive piano lessonsYou want to make all piano lessons as interactive as possible. Remember that you are an adult. To you sitting in front of a sheet of music and figuring it out might be challenging and exciting. To them it will be boring and bothersome. You want them to interact with the instrument as if it were a living, breathing being.

Colors are a great way to get a child interested in anything. If you want to make piano lessons interesting for your kids, try using colorful charts to demonstrate notes. While you don’t want to suffocate your child with musical theory (let them be free –it will be the best way for them to develop) if you do want to teach notes, make them colorful.

Coordinate the keys by color. If you have a keyboard that you don’t use anymore, color the keys different colors using bright colored tapes, one color for each note. This will not only make the piano look more interesting, but it will help them to learn, as they will grow to associate the colors with the keys. One by one try removing the tape from the keys. See what their response is.

Chances are, they will notice but will catch on to the blank spaces quickly. Remove a color every week (when removing from one key, remove from all keys with the same notes). Soon enough they will know their way around the keys.

In the end, piano lessons for children are all about fun. You want your child to enjoy the instrument. Don’t make it a chore; make it an adventure. Some day they will thank you.

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