Most Piano Teachers Push Too Hard
Most piano teachers push too hard, destroying the student's desire to learn about the piano. They use a combination of disciplinarian and dogmatist theory. Unfortunately, most of them are teaching children, who are unsuited to such repetitive teaching methods.
Why do most piano teachers go from page to page in the same old texts? The easiest way to teach is to go from page to page. These pedants bore and frighten kids with constant, mind numbing repetition. They push and push until the child quits.
Be Careful What You Demand
You may say, “But repetition and discipline are the cornerstone of good musicianship.” But you would be wrong, in terms of starting children at the piano. Repetition and discipline are two of the cornerstones of a professional musician’s skills. But if you apply these elements incorrectly to children, they are utter poison to the child’s interest in the piano.
One In A Thousand
Then take that one child in a music conservatory, and multiply it by 10,000. Out of those 10,000 highly motivated and trained genius children, only one will have a viable music career.
There Are No Piano Careers
Climb Mount Everest
The single requirement for climbing Mount Everest is the desire to climb it. Without that desire you will fail, for this mountain is far higher and more difficult to climb than you were led to believe. If you want to interest your five year old in mountain climbing, start by taking walks and hikes.