Many parents teach their children to play the piano or send them to piano lessons.
There are many reasons for this, such as wanting them to become professional pianists, having them learn as part of their education, or having them play for brain development.
In general, I want my kids to
I want them to enjoy learning the piano.
I think most people want their children to have fun learning the piano.
But there are times when it’s hard to have fun.
In the worst case, not only will they not enjoy the piano, but they will also come to dislike the piano itself and will no longer go to the piano on their own.
So what should we do?
In this issue, we will discuss
Tips for teaching piano to young children in a fun way
to teach piano to young children in a fun way.
Shorten the time per practice session.
Piano lessons are not just about reviewing skills you can do now.
Naturally, we will challenge ourselves to take new steps.
Not only children but also adults experience some stress when trying something new.
There are two major causes of this stress.
One is because the brain tires from learning new knowledge and new experiences.
The other is due to frustration caused by challenges not being met in one’s image.
Children are more tired than adults think.
If the child continues to experience this stress, he or she will lose interest in the piano.
I’ve been trying to limit my piano lessons to 15 to 30 minutes a day, and
quickly cut it short.
Try to cut it off as quickly as possible.
We recommend that you keep the lessons short, especially for younger children, unless they wish to continue.
Make practice a habit.
Piano practice is naturally more efficient if it is done every day.
I suggested earlier to shorten the daily practice time, but this is also to increase the frequency.
After several hours of repeated practice every day, of course the child will get tired of it.
To avoid this, try to increase the number of days of practice by dividing them into smaller pieces instead of doing them all at once with a bang.
By repeating this process, playing the piano becomes a habit.
For example, to make “brushing teeth” a habit for a child, you need to teach the child to do it every day.
Itadakimasu” before eating is the same.
Piano, likewise, needs to be repeated over and over again until it is learned.
However, once you make it a habit, you will do it without feeling pain.
Even if the daily practice time is short, the
practice as often as possible.
Please practice as often as possible.
The ideal is to set a time and practice every day.
For example, try to make it a habit to have 15 minutes of “piano time” from 5:00 p.m. in the evening.
Once they learn that, the child will go to the piano without coercion.
If he starts going to the piano on time on his own, be sure to praise him every time he does so.
Be sure to praise
Whenever he/she starts to go to the piano on time, be sure to praise him or her.
It is important to appreciate that it was the right thing to do.
Affirming the child’s piano playing.
This is part of the quality of piano lessons.
To make learning to play the piano fun, you need to
increase the frequency of praise.
Remember to give praise as often as you can.
It doesn’t matter how small it is.
It is important to praise them when they are able to do something they could not do, but also to praise them for what they can always do.
On the other hand, of course, scolding is also important.
You have to teach them that what is not done is not done.
What should we pay attention to during the performance?
We must understand what is being challenged.
However, never threaten a child by saying, “Don’t stop until you can do it.
Once a student develops a fear of the piano, he or she may not be able to “enjoy” playing the piano from the next lesson.
No matter how slow the pace of growth, adults should not be rushed.
The key to entertaining children is to praise them for even the smallest things and not to scold them for the smallest things.
The key to entertaining children is to avoid scolding them for small things.
We don’t do the same exercises all the time.
Praising a child does not always make him or her more positive toward the piano.
Depending on the events of the day and your mood, you may not want to play the piano.
Also, children feel longer than adults.
What may seem like a short time to an adult is a long time to a child.
This is why we feel that “children get bored easily”.
To keep the piano interesting at all times, change your practice frequently.
Even if you repeat “practice the score,” then “I could play it,” then “practice the next (difficulty level) score again,” it’s
It is not.
There are many ways to practice the piano, such as using picture books and ear exercises.
Be sure to weave them together to maintain a high level of motivation.
For example, you may want to “practice earworming” with your child.
Listen together to the song played in that child’s favorite cartoon and find the melody on the keyboard together.
Simply connecting piano with what you have always been interested in will make the piano itself more impressive.
in the end
Especially in children’s piano practice
Don’t set your goals too high.
Do not set high goals.
The most important thing is to make piano fun for children with a series of small goals.
The four tips we have presented here do not, of course, apply to all children.
You need to change your approach according to your child’s personality and piano environment.
Be creative with children’s imagination and have fun teaching piano to adults themselves.