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How to Motivate Your Child

motivate your childIntroducing piano to any child can be a thrilling and wonderful experience. Most children are excited to learn piano and to seat themselves down every night for practice. Unfortunately, after a bit of time, your child’s interested will diminish. It is very important to motivate children to learn piano and discover new experiences.

The ability level and general structure for teaching children is different than for adults, therefore finding the right technique for your child will be slightly difficult.

The first step will be to understand what your child’s learning abilities entail. Every kid is different and requires different methods and approaches in order to captivate their attention. Beginning with theory and slowly introducing pieces of music will be the most effective way to teach children.

Remember, their minds work differently than yours. Using visual aids with lots of colours and drawings will be very beneficial while teaching children piano lessons. Do not add images or symbols unto the staff, however decorating the page with a small illustrating or with colour is sure to captivate any child’s attention.

Traditional ways for teaching children will not always work, forcing you to mould them to comfort your child. Some children are very gifted by ear and will only have to listen to a piece of music to replicate its sound.

Others are capable of easily reading musical notes, making the process of playing a new song an easy task. Spending some time playing piano with your child will lead you to understand the best method to use.

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uncover your child weaknessesOnce you have practiced with your child for a few days, you will begin to uncover their weaknesses and strengths. Focusing on their strengths and using them as building blocks will help your child’s confidence. You will most likely change your method of learning once you have discovered their strengths.

For example, if your child is gifted at sight reading, you will want to focus your lessons on reading sheets of music. Remember to always build their self-confidence by praising them once they have mastered a new skill. If you notice them making mistakes, guide them into the right direction with gentle and reassuring instructions.

There are several ways to motivate your child to learn piano. Another strategy includes the use of musical games. There are many interactive music lessons online designed to teach your child the basics of piano learning.

Your child will be able to explore his creativity with these exercises, ultimately leading them in understanding musical theory. Other ways to motivate your child will include a reward system. Define a set schedule for practices and every time your child completes a lesson give them a sticker on a large chart.

This will help your children to understand the impact they are making in their process of learning a new instrument. A visual aid often helps younger children as they are not able to understand the importance of practice.

If you child requires more motivation, perhaps rewarding them with a small gift at the end of each week will be beneficial. Remember, your child will need a lot of motivation in order to focus on piano acquisition.

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