So why is music everywhere you go? Because it can make you feel good or feel sad, or feel joyful, or feel a personal connection...music brings out feelings that you can relate to and it's a way to express yourself unlike anything else out there. In the Arts there is also dance, singing (my 3 daughters sing), playing other instruments, painting, sculpting, and other forms of expression which also are great to do. But there is something simple, primal, and deeply moving when hearing or playing certain kinds of music on a piano. Unless you have experienced this for yourself, you cannot know what your kids are really missing out on if you deny them the opportunity of getting piano lessons, learning to play, and encouraging them along the way as opposed to hoping they will fail because it costs you (the parent) money, time, and energy to support your child in this way. Your child cannot do this for him/herself. They don't have the money and ability to take lessons without your help to get them the right piano and the right teacher whether that teacher be local, internet, CD lessons, iPad lessons, or someone else that can teach them.Playing piano also helps greatly in learning to sing and being able to play other instruments well (which I recommend). I don't think piano is the only instrument which people should play, but it is definitely a foundational instrument and one that allows for a better understanding of music overall.
Kids these days are busy! I know that because I have 4 grown children who were always busy with school activities, outside activities, homework, sports, plus both parents working, so adding piano lessons takes planning. When my kids were growing up but we made sure they all had the opportunity to take piano lessons...and they did (I did not teach them but other teachers did:). We took time, energy, and spent money, but it was worth it to see the positive things it did for them. Playing piano stimulates the mind, helps with creativity, allows kids to do better with regular school curriculum (makes em' smarter), gives them self confidence, and helps to make them overall happier people based on all my experience teaching kids how to play piano for over 35 years. Your kids do not need to become professional or get to an advanced playing skill level because it's all about personal enjoyment and playing recreationally. Two of my daughters became piano teachers themselves although that was not my goal for them at all, it just happened because they loved playing music so much. Another daughter became a flute teacher (same scenario) although they all have their full-time "civilian jobs" now and the teaching is part-time at this point. My son Erik plays digital & acoustic piano, guitar, and drums, and my wife and I play multiple instruments (quite a musical family but I believe most families should and could be that way). I teach piano, keyboard, and guitar out of my studio and have taught thousands of students over the years. Adults say to me all the time, "I wish I would have taken lessons when I was young but my parents didn't give me that opportunity" or they say "my parents let me quit when it looked like I wasn't doing well and I didn't want to practice, and I wish they had not done that." But I say "it's never too late," especially with the technology we have now (like the iPad and music learning apps - above left pics) and how that helps to stimulate students to practice and enjoy the experience! It almost doesn't seem like work using all the cool stuff that can help kids learn to play and it makes the practice time go by fast:).
|Roland LX17 digital piano|
See my other report on Why your child should be given the opportunity of playing music and taking lessons: Giving your children the GIFT of Music!
*Take a look at this short video below of what can happen when you give the child you love the gift of music and piano lessons! They will love you for it too:)
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