More than 25 years experience teaching and studying classical piano repertoire. Will conveniently travel to your home in the greater Weston/Wellesley MA area.
"Music study is a child's most important extra-curricular activity because it will help him in many areas of life. Piano training builds physical skills, develops mental focus, and uplifts the spirit at the same time; and no other activity integrates all three aspects of humanness.
At his piano lesson, the student is taught to listen carefully to his music and play with a beautiful sound. This is much of what makes it a rewarding and highly valued life experience. If he goes home, and the instrument makes it difficult to achieve these goals, he can become frustrated and discouraged in his practice, and at future lessons.
One of the best ways a parent can help is to ask the student to explain and demonstrate what is on the assignment sheet — not for the purpose of supervising or checking on whether or not the student is doing it correctly, but just to understand what is going on at the lesson.