Kid's Piano Lesson Survival Statistics
Kid's piano lesson survival statistics depend entirely on the choice of teacher and method. Choose the wrong teacher, and your child has a 90% chance of failure. When you purchase piano lessons for your kids, you are buying a product with a predictably short shelf life.
This is especially true if you start with methods that rely only on reading music. Why do some kid's piano lessons last such a short time, sometimes only months? Surely, if the piano takes a long time to learn to play even moderately well, you would want a child's course of study to go on for quite a while.
The problem lies with the piano teachers, who know less about child psychology than anyone realizes.
Piano Is Easy
Kids Don't Care That Mom Is Paying
Kids are kids, and paying some stranger money will not necessarily get the kids interested in the piano. Children need an element of fun, especially the youngest kids. Money means nothing to the child, but the presence or lack of fun is a very vital issue to the child.
What almost all piano teachers do is immediately start indoctrinating the child into the minutiae of musical notation. A better course would be to create activities that show the child the eventual rewards of music making, one of which is fun.
Let The Child Taste The Rewards Of Music
Unless you show the child the rewards of music at the beginning, you enter into a steady decline in interest. Even with a good and enthusiastic start, there is so much to learn at the piano that it can be difficult to survive. The statistics are grim.
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