You can be a piano teacher with superhuman powers, but if your students don’t go home and work on what they’ve learned in lessons, progress will be painful. And, when progress is painful (because they haven’t practiced), you will hear a world of excuses.
But you should not ignore their excuses.
Instead, you should treat them as a plea for practice help. In the infographic below we’re sharing the most common excuses piano students make for missed practice and what you can do about it.
Don’t forget to keep reading after the infographic. We’ve included several links to posts we’ve written that can help you deal with these excuses in your studio.
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6. Here is what your piano parents need to know about practice.