The Progress Matrix: Making Parents Responsible
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The Progress Matrix: Making Parents Responsible

I am a member of several piano teacher groups on Facebook. To me it seems that the conversation that comes up most often is on how to retain students who don’t practice. There are rants about the schedules that don’t permit enough practice time, the parents who expect everything to be fun and easy, the arguing between parent and student at home (and sometimes between student and teacher in the lesson!) and the expectations from all that are rarely met.

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Piano is a Sport

When it comes to playing piano – in fact any musical instrument – I think there are enormous similarities between sport and music. For example: 1. It is a physically demanding activity that takes hours of practice/training each week to do it well; 2. It is not possible to ‘cram’ – that is, ignore practice […]