Piano Lessons For Children
If you are looking for piano lessons for children, you will find several options. There are individuals who have Masters of Fine Art degrees in music who will be willing to teach your children, and their rates will reflect their degree. Similarly, there are people whose skill levels are at the opposite end of the spectrum, and they will often be able to teach your children for a more competitive rate. Regardless of whether you choose a seasoned pro or a relative novice, you will find that there are several advantages to exposing your children to a musical instrument. First of all, playing an instrument can actually assist your son or daughter with language development and confidence. Second of all, practicing the piano in the manner prescribed by their teacher will help your child learn discipline and dedication.
The traditional mode of piano lessons for children is to introduce them to a range of easy classical pieces like certain Bach sonatas. These pieces will be predominantly in major keys or simple minor keys. While they are studying these pieces, they will concurrently study theory and practice scales. In order to increase the fluid way that their fingers can move over the keys, the instructor will often have their students practice several different scales over and over. Each set of scales will be in a certain key so in addition to acting as a warm up exercise, the scales will also teach the student what the differences between each of the major and minor keys are.
Recently, however, there has been growing interest in piano lessons for children that differ slightly from the aforementioned traditional model. One of the methods that has been gaining popularity is the Suzuki method. The method was developed in Japan by a person named Suzuki. Although the method actually encompasses more than simply studying music, it is possible to isolate the piano instruction portion of the method while not bothering with the language lessons or other materials. Essentially, the students immerse themselves in their discipline. The method follows several books with some pieces even written by Suzuki, and the children learn a lot by ear rather than through simply reading the music and plucking out the notes.
Although that method has been around for at least a generation or two, another method that is gaining popularity is relatively newer. That is the EZ keys method. The phrase is pronounced as “easy keys”, and it asserts that it will allow you to play the piano with two hands as soon as you complete your first lesson. This method has a central certifying office that trains teachers and awards them a certificate to teach while using their method’s name.
In addition to the styles listed above, there are countless other traditions in piano lessons for children. Regardless of which method you would like to choose, you can be confident that your child will learn confidence, discipline and of course, a few pieces of classical music. The rewards to piano lessons are countless.
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