Many times children show an interest in an instrument and ask for lessons. Other times parents have decided that they would like their child to learn a specific musical instrument. As adults, some of you may have had lessons as a child and wish to pick up where you left off, or come in to learn an instrument because you want to play your favorite music. Which ever scenario you find yourself, there are a number of things to keep in mind when choosing an instrument. Today we are going to focus on piano lessons.
At the Stevens Point School of Performing Arts we offer Piano Lessons for ages 5 and up. Some programs start children younger than 5, but we have found in our experience that there are at least two important reasons why you should wait.
1) Unlike the violin or the cello where instruments have been made smaller for children, there is no equivalent in the piano world. So when you start a 3 year old there is a physical limitation to what they can accomplish on the piano during their piano lesson or their practice.
2) Attention span! Very few children under 5 can handle a 30 or even a 20 minute piano lesson. Yes, there are the very focused young ones out there, but the majority of children that age are not mentally ready to take on the rigors of what piano lessons and practicing mean. This can quickly tun off the student and make the parent very frustrated. 5 tends to be the "magic" age for children to stay focused during a 30 minute piano lesson.
At the Stevens Point School of Performing Arts we have many teachers ready to help you take your piano skills to the next level. Each teacher has their own unique way of approaching and teaching the material and each teacher may choose different piano lesson method books to fit the individual needs of the student. If you have looked on Amazon.com or other music book sources you will find an amazing library of piano lesson method books. Our piano teachers have experience with many of the most popular piano methods and will find the one that best fits the need of each individual piano student.
Lastly, just like any other instrument, learning to play the piano takes time. At piano lessons you will receive the tools and goals you need to progress, but the rest is up to you. After the newness of it wears off, perseverance, determination, and goal oriented piano lessons and practices will get you to the result you want.
Visit our Piano Lesson page (click here) for more information about piano lessons at the Stevens Point School of Performing Arts.
Want more information? Call us 715-252-5052 or email email@example.com and we will be more than happy to answer your questions and find the best teacher to fit your needs.