Beginning piano instruction usually is given to children varying in age from about 7 to 11 years old. BUT not in My Piano Journey ! I have students age from 3.5 years old to adults . However, according to the author Bastien, the age of beginners varies for a number of reasons: children request lessons at different ages; parents purchase pianos at varying times; and parents and teachers have diverse opinions regarding on appropriate beginning age! Even the famous author of piano method book recognize that different piano teacher will tell you different "best age" to start piano lesson! In my experience, I interviewed a 6-years old boy who is not ready at all, and I also have 4 years-old girl who is very attentive to lesson! The main consideration for an optimum beginning age is a readiness level which varies from child to child. Thus, in order to tell if your child is ready to start piano lesson, here is some guideline: 1. Can he read/ to track from left to right? 2.
Congratulations to CM2019 students! CM2019 results - CMTop5Scholarship receiver - Zara, Casey, Tannush, Jade, Mia (will start July 2019) Last year was - Zara, Sara, Zane, Abhi, Leah (will discontinue July 2019) Special Congratulations to Ayushi, Jared and Jade for completing CM Level 10 (Advanced). It is not easy!!! Thank you for being dedicated students! State Honor for Ayushi Casey Jade Mei Mia Shyanne Tannush Teddy Zara Branch Honor for Mia and Jade Advanced Medallion - Jade Hi Teacher Sue, Joyce and I believe that if it’s not for you, we don’t think Jade can reach this accomplishment. This is why we know Mei will be the same. So, thank you for your dedication and hard work. It takes a special kind of person to do what you do and our family is blessed to find your business card in 99 ranch more than a decade ago. As discussed, we will have Jade continue on with Piano. Joyce and I are also think
The advantages of taking summer lessons: Students are not in school, and there is more time to practice on the piano. If summer break is only 2 months long, the improvement in skills on the piano should feel like 4 months. No worry about skill atrophy. The disadvantages of taking summer vacation: Skill atrophy during the summer. Students typically fall behind by about a month from where they left off at the beginning of the summer. Your teacher has to start from materials learned in May and slowly review them. The teacher will try very hard to bring the student back to their previous level of proficiency, but the experience will be frustrating for students. The teacher has to help the student stumble through things that they used to play with ease, having to re-teach old things without demoralizing the student. Your piano progress will be 6 months behind those who stay for lessons during the summer months. Those who stay are “+4”, those who take vacation are “-2”, so, a