Monday, April 26, 2010

How Can I Help My Child Learn Piano? Posture

Tip for the week to help your child at piano...

Encourage your child to sit properly at the piano.
  • They should sit on the front half of the bench.
  • The knees should be just under the keyboard.
  • Feet should be flat on the floor or on a stool if legs aren't long enough.
  • Arms should be parallel to the floor. If not raise the bench using pillows or books.
  • Back should be flat not arched in - will get back aches if arched.
  • Shoulders and arms should be relaxed.
  • Wrists should be straight across not humped or sagging.
  • Hands should be naturally curved so they can play on finger tips (which means finger nails need to be short.)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

I’m So Excited!

Dominique told me last week before we began our lessons:

“I was sitting in chorus class and I was thinking…’I can’t WAIT to come to piano!’ I was so excited I went home and practiced!”

Now that’s the kind of enthusiasm every piano teacher wants for each of their students!  Yes, we did have a good lesson.

I’m proud of each of my students and pray each week that they will go home and practice well and enjoy making music.

Yea Dominique!image