My adults bring a great deal of enthusiasm and dedication to their lessons, and perhaps a few fears. I do my best to create a positive environment and encourage a diverse selection of your preferred music
In general, extreme swings from hot to cold or dry to wet are harmful to your piano. Dryness can cause the piano's pitch to go flat and the sound board to possibly crack; moisture makes the piano sound sharp and may cause the keys to stick. Repeated swings in relative humidity can create distortion of sound and unnecessary creaking. Talk with your piano technician about the necessity of a humidifier for your location. This does not have to be expensive and will save you money in the long run.
If you wonder whether your younger student is ready for piano study, please feel free to discuss this with me. I am an experienced piano teacher in the Boston, MA area and teach students of all ages. Also, read my Intelligence and Creativity box to learn more about who is actually studying piano and its benefits for a variety of life stages.
Learning a song, a musical instrument, or a dance step, offers your child an integration of body and mind that only music provides. This multi-sensory integration enhances a child’s learning readiness for school subjects such as reading, writing, and math.