The idea of teaching your own child (or grandchild) the piano is a pretty big ask, especially if you don't know where to start. When I first started teaching my own children it had been a long time since my first lesson at the piano and it was pretty daunting. We want to get this right and not put our children off learning!
You may be wondering about:
- the right instrument to use
- the best music books for your child
- what to cover first
- whether you will have enough patience
- whether your children will listen to you.
For less than the average cost of a 10 week term of lessons I will show you the basic skills at the piano that will enable you to teach your own child. Along with this, you can learn how to negotiate the special challenges of teaching your own children with the range of learning styles they have.
Here's what we will cover:
- instrument set up
- from the very first lesson up to playing with both hands
- best practice music reading skills
- developing playing by ear skills
- special help on teaching your own
- reviews of various piano books
- and much more!
If you want to know if you are ready to do this course and want some ideas around that first, I invite you to join me in my free mini course: What Does it Take to Teach Your Child the Piano? These 3 free video lessons have been put together to give you assurance that this is what you are looking for. Click on the title to take you there.
I'm the business owner of Accent Music School which I run from our home here in NZ. I hold a music degree from the University of Canterbury, majoring in composition. My husband Robin and I have 3 adult children. For some of their school years they were home schooled and all of them had piano lessons with me from the outset. There was limited access to music tuition where we lived, so I taught them, following the example of my own mother. Having been taught by one of my own parents and going on to teaching my own children has given me a good understanding of what is involved in where to start when there is no other music teacher available. In over 30 years of music teaching I have taught classroom music, orchestral groups (often composing music for them), written a piano curriculum, and tutored many individuals on piano and stringed instruments. One of my greatest delights is to give beginners the best possible start on their musical journey.