Monday Piano Parent Tips

Piano Parent Tip: Know and Respect Your Teacher’s Make-Up Policy

Graphic by Marco Buonvino Labor Day seems like an appropriate time to take on a subject that creates additional labor for piano teachers:  make-up lessons.  There’s a wide continuum of policies among piano teachers about making up missed lessons. On one end is the teacher who will bend over backwards to make parents happy, even …

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Piano Parent Tip: Scheduling Practice Time

Photo by Sadie Hernandez Back-to-school time is when I focus on organization. I’ve got my household notebook for the year set up (I’ll be posting about that soon at my other blog), and my daughter’s activities all scheduled. I’m hoping that with some advanced planning, we’ll have time to do everything on the calendar! I’ve …

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Piano Parent Tip: Notify Me If You’re Going To Be Absent

Video is from Dan Shure of EvolvingMusic – When Your Piano Student Forgets Their Lesson. There’s nothing quite so frustrating as waiting for a no-show student, particularly when you could have been doing something useful with the time. A 45-minute lesson is long enough to run an errand to the post office or bank or …

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Piano Parent Tip: Read Your Child’s Assignment Page

Photo by incurable_hippie Welcome to the first installment of Monday Piano Parent Tips! If you have a child who studies piano, you’ll want to check out these weekly ideas for establishing a good relationship with your piano teacher and helping your child enjoy success with piano lessons. Today’s Tip:  Be sure that you read your …

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