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Hello From Queensland Australia!

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:50 pm
by dacapo
I recently bought a Yamaha-P125 for my daughter to start piano lessons. I've been told that if I also play regularly that it will encourage her to practice (we will see!)

I stopped piano lessons when I was 13... when my mum told me I didn't practice enough! So here I am, re-learning to play the piano. I'm doing a 7 day trial at the moment. I was thinking of trying a few different applications to get an idea of which I like best, but I have already bought several songs. I really like how they step you through each part.

Very much enjoying playground so far. I hope I can stick to it this time to be a good example for my 6 year old!

Re: Hello From Queensland Australia!

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:30 am
by Judex

I've been poking around in various piano-related blogs looking for suggestions and stumbled upon a blog for piano teachers discussing "retention rates" - how long students stick with lessons or a given teacher. The importance of the parents' role was something I hadn't considered, but most of the replies mentioned it, and some of the teachers thought it was so important that they require a parent to be present during the kid's lessons, so it sounds like you've got the right idea about supporting your little girl. Another random fact - four years of music lessons mean an average of 40 points on the SAT's (Student Apptitude Test taken for college applications). Anyway, good luck to you both,

Re: Hello From Queensland Australia!

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:06 pm
by andrewwegierski