Buying A Piano To Get Kids Ready For School

Buying A Piano To Get Kids Ready For School

Its summer time. Time for vacations, sleeping in, and lazy days at the pool with nothing much to do.

Yet even in your down time, it may be time to think about your child’s future.

From a very early age, kids are attracted to music. They start dancing to it before they can walk. They hum a tune before they can talk. Even the toys geared towards the youngest of children are focused in around the concept of music. Music is a part of our society, and when you turn the tables and allow a child to make music as well, something magical happens.Buying A Piano To Get Kids Ready For School

Kids are busy these days. No matter how old your child is, chances are you’ve started running them here and there for a host of activities. Swimming lessons. Birthday parties. Soccer practice. When will you fit piano lessons in? And why should you? Is it worth it? What will it do for your kids?

Actually, its one of the best gifts you can give your kids.

Playing the piano stimulates the mind, helps with creativity, gives them self confidence, reduces stress, gives them a lifelong skill, and can improve their performance not just in the elementary years, but all the way through college and beyond. They do not need to become a professional musician to gain all the benefits piano has to offer. They can gain just as much from playing at the skill level that allows personal enjoyment and to play recreationally whenever they have a chance.

Are you convinced? If so, you’ll soon be facing the next hurdle: buying a piano. And for many people this is the most confusing stage of all.

For many people, when they look to playing the piano, dollar signs begin flashing before their eyes. Should you really invest in a new piano when you aren’t even sure how long your child will play?

If your child starts on a soccer team, would you let them play without the proper shoes, or an old ball that was flat? Of course not. They wouldn’t be able to kick properly, and without the proper shoes, would run the risk of injury. And in order to love the game and learn skills to make them a better player, having the proper equipment makes all the difference.

The same applies to learning to play a piano. Yes, you could pound out a tune on a child’s piano you pick up at the discount store for $20, but would they learn quality music with that tinny sound? Would they enjoy it?

The only way to learn a skill and enjoy what you’re doing is to have the proper equipment during the process. And it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. You don’t have to buy a brand new piano your first time out. Instead, come in and see what we have to offer

Pianos come in all shapes and sizes. They come in digital and acoustical formats. You can find new, used and restored.

Whatever your budget, whatever your needs, there is a right choice for you.

And when you ask a professional with decades of experience in the art of piano, you’ll get sound advice and peace of mind that comes from knowing you are buying the best quality instrument at your price range, one that will give your child the best opportunity at learning a lifelong skill.

That’s all that really matters.

How Is Your Child Learning The Piano?

How Is Your Child Learning The Piano?

One of the most widely sought after “bucket list” items is the ability to play the piano. Piano is considered to be the kind of all instruments. A child as early as 2 can begin touching and playing the notes, feeling the musicality, and understanding rhythm far beyond what would be capable if he were to choose another instrument. Likewise, the piano can be played into our 90’s, even 100’s and beyond because of its ease of use.

Yet for many people, traditional piano lessons have done anything but help them learn the piano. Why? Is there a better way? How Is Your Child Learning The Piano?

Studies are now showing that a more traditional way of approaching lessons may do more harm than good, especially for the very young.

A child must learn how to crawl before he can stand, stand before he can walk, walk before he can run. Each skill level builds on the other, giving you what’s necessary to move to the next level.

Piano lessons are no different.

To develop fine motor skills in playing the piano, a child must move through various stages:

  • Find the correct keys using any finger
  • Fined the correct keys with proper fingering
  • Play the keys with different rhythms
  • Play in consideration to the tempo of the music
  • Play in consideration to the quality of the sounds

If you push beyond the capabilities, it will simply have no meaning to the child. For instance, if you try and teach rhythm before the child has an understanding of the proper finger placement on the keys, he will have no understanding of the lesson and will soon grow frustrated and bored.

A newfound skill is clumsy and awkward until its perfected. Only after trying and trying again does it begin to make sense and become almost routine. When its second nature, only than can we move on and upgrade our skills and our desire for a more complex level.

If your child is feeling frustrated with piano lessons, how has he been approaching it? It may be time to consider a new approach. We can help you find the perfect piano instructor to suit your needs. Give us a call today.