Cello There: The Funny Side of Music Education

Music Education has a whimsical side to it. Music teachers and student musicians get to see the funny in class and rehearsals. Cello There takes all of this and puts it in one place where we can see a new set of Music Education Funnies every weekday by Gregory Pavliv and MusicTeachingGuru.com

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How Professional Piano Lessons Can Take Your Child To The Next Level

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How Professional Piano Lessons Can Take Your Child To The Next Level

As parents, we want our kids to have as many opportunities to succeed as possible. Neuroscientists now know that music education offers many advantages to help craft your child’s creative brain through experiencing music every day. And while many children have music class in their school, professional piano lessons offer a unique creative-brain dialogue that empowers, inspires and develops lifelong abilities & memories.

 

To learn piano, children don’t need to spend countless hours practicing every week. First, a goal needs to be identified. Does the student (and the family) have aspirations for music performance as a career? Do they want their piano practice to translate to other instruments? What is the motivating factor to begin in the first place: to become a pianist or to simply learn grade pieces to play for family functions? Most often, we want our children to experience piano, build self-confidence, and tap that part of the brain that benefits from playing the piano. There are many studies (as early as the 1950’s) that find a direct correlation to music education and an increase in math scores.

 

Music influencing Math

 

Likewise, the best piano practice is the kind that let’s children explore, improvise and write their own music. This type of professional piano lesson increases the student’s ability to synthesize and problem solve. And that means problem solving in general as well as in science. Here is a link to a wonderful article where you can read more: Scientific Creativity (find it in the music classroom)

 

Yes, we are talking about the benefits of music education, but we are also talking about intensive reinforcement that can only be found in piano lessons. When done properly, piano teacher can craft assignments that are much more important and much more lasting then simply repeating scales over and over while practicing the next page of a lesson book.

 

By enabling children to explore music, make up their own parts to songs, learn songs that they want to play and write their own lyrics, we can leave a profound impact on them that will increase their grades, intelligence and self-confidence.

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