Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician
SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Ad (Piano Sing)
How to Make Your Piano Sing
Who's Online
87 registered (Anita Potter, anamnesis, ando, accordeur, Almaviva, 24 invisible), 1340 Guests and 14 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Topic Options
#1253439 - 08/21/09 02:20 PM Teaching my own children piano.
Mrs.A Offline
Full Member

Registered: 04/15/09
Posts: 155
Do you have success teaching your own children piano? I hate to admit this but I have been very lax in this area. I find by the end of the evening I am so burned out with students AND with a full studio, the piano is rarely free to practice.
_________________________
Piano Teacher.
Church Music Director.
Kindermusik Instructor.
Mom to four boys.


Top
(ad) Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#1253448 - 08/21/09 02:34 PM Re: Teaching my own children piano. [Re: Mrs.A]
Elene Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/26/07
Posts: 1420
Loc: under monsoon clouds
Things went well with teaching my daughter, who was a very natural musician who liked to compose and improvise, until she was about 8 years old and got frustrated that her teensy hands weren't getting much bigger. Her hands are still only about 3/4 the size of mine, which are not especially large. So now-- go figure-- she plays cello! Along with the clarinet and percussion she plays in her dad's band.

But just recently she composed and performed a score for a short film single-handedly (well, both hands, actually) on her Mini-Korg. I said, "Remember when you were four years old and a synthesizer was your favorite toy?" "And now it is again!" she replied. She's also started playing keyboard with an experimental electronica sort of band, and is collaborating on the score for a somewhat more substantial movie.

So it appears that the piano lessons "took" at least a bit. She's 21 now. Please forgive me for bragging!

Elene
_________________________
Semi-Pro Musica

Blog: http://elenedom.wordpress.com
Website: http://elenelistens.com






Top
#1253451 - 08/21/09 02:45 PM Re: Teaching my own children piano. [Re: Elene]
Ebony and Ivory Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/14/05
Posts: 1179
Loc: Minnesota
Um yeah.... I tried that. I had no problem putting on the "teacher hat" the boys just couldn't put on the "student hat". They were young, probably under 10.

I traded with another piano teacher. She taught mine, and I taught hers. Much better smile
_________________________
It is better to be kind than to be right.

Professional private piano teacher since 1994.

Top
#1253493 - 08/21/09 03:40 PM Re: Teaching my own children piano. [Re: Ebony and Ivory]
dumdumdiddle Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/16/06
Posts: 1267
Loc: California
I taught both of my kids from a young age until about Jr High. Then the eye rolling and attitude started and that was my signal to find someone else. But it worked great until then. I also teach my niece and nephews.
_________________________
Music School Owner
Early Childhood Music Teacher/Group Piano Teacher/Private Piano Teacher
Member of MTAC and Guild

Top

Moderator:  Ken Knapp 
What's Hot!!
Christmas Header
Christmas Lights at Piano World Headquarters in Maine 2014
-------------------
The December Free Piano Newsletter
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Interesting books about the piano, pianists, piano history, biographies, memoirs and more!
(ad) Yamaha CP Music Rest Promo
Yamaha CP Music Rest Promo
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Making a New York Steinway sound like a Hamburg Steinway
by nphase
Today at 10:24 PM
Merry Christmas from Brazil! Feliz Natal!!
by Piano_Brazil
Today at 09:19 PM
Rzewski: De Profundis
by pianoloverus
Today at 09:17 PM
Guide to skills level
by Gemgem
Today at 08:55 PM
piano with willie
by TonyB
Today at 08:25 PM
Forum Stats
77375 Members
42 Forums
160028 Topics
2349998 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Gift Ideas for Music Lovers!
Find the Perfect Gift for the Music Lovers on your List!
Visit our online store today.

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission