For a parent of a new piano student there is a whole lot of information coming your way… studio policies, new books, payment information, lesson assignment sheets… it can be overwhelming.
And sometimes the basics of how to help their child practice at home can get lost in the shuffle.
But this is quite possibly the most important information you can give to a new piano parent who has no previous experience with music lessons.
The Importance of Parental Involvement in Home Practice
The plight of your new piano student often rests in the hands of their parents. Will they be involved? Will piano practice actually happen? Will they be pleased with their child’s progress? Will their child flounder at home? Will practice wars ensue between parent and child? So much of our piano students’ future rests in the abilities of the parent to encourage effective home practice.
But in the midst of lesson beginnings this can be difficult to convey in a simple and clear way. Until today! Today we’re giving you a visually-attractive shareable you can either email to your new piano parents, include in your studio newsletter, post to your studio Facebook page, hand out with your studio policy… you name it.
It’s a simple way to convey the basics of how piano parents can help their beginning students at home. It makes the expectation of parental involvement in home practice clear. It’s one more way you can get parents on board from the very beginning as active participants in their child’s learning.
Another way I’m getting piano parents involved at home (in a simple way!) is by sending my students home with TEDDtales technical exercises. Even the busiest parent has the time to sit and participate in the fun that is TEDDtales. It’s a great way to encourage non-musical parents to participate in the practicing process!