Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 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

Trying Something New with Search
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyers Guide
Who's Online
117 registered (alerique, anamnesis, ajames, Adelheid, 36 invisible), 1856 Guests and 5 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
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
*Live Piano Venues
*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
Topic Options
#135538 - 09/11/07 11:27 AM Broken Arm!
menyquist Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 09/10/07
Posts: 8
Hello all,

I have a strange question for anyone who can provide assistance! The mother of one of my students called me a couple days ago to say her son had broken his left arm (a piano teacher's worst nightmare!) and will be in a cast for 6 weeks. She wants to know what he can do during this time to keep his "music brain" whirring. I recommended flash cards, revisiting some of his old material with the right hand, etc. The problem is that I'm worried if he plays too much with just his right hand, it will become stronger, and once the cast is removed, the left hand will have a lot of catching up to do. I know there are books out there for Left-hand solos, and I am already planning on that when the cast is removed. Any other suggestions for what to do in the meantime? I am concerned, as is his mom, that with total absence from the piano for 6 weeks, we will need to backtrack.
Thanks for your help!

Top
(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#135539 - 09/11/07 12:54 PM Re: Broken Arm!
GoatRider Offline
Full Member

Registered: 07/28/07
Posts: 460
Loc: Maple Grove, MN
Nothing you can do about it, the left arm will become considerably weaker. But kids are resiliant, he'll recover quickly and be right on track soon. Maybe the "break" will do him good, and he'll come back with renewed vigor!
_________________________
- Benton Jackson. Permanent piano novice.
Kawai RX-2 #2555861 in Satin Walnut
Kawai ES6

Top
#135540 - 09/11/07 01:22 PM Re: Broken Arm!
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 18062
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
Hi menyquist, welcome to the forum! You may get more responses if you post this in the piano teacher's forum, as I get the impression that many of the teachers who post there don't read the main forum threads as much.

I personally don't see a problem in having him work with his right hand only, but I also think GoatRider is right; a break may not be a bad thing. Perhaps use the time for general music history education.
_________________________
Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

Top
#135541 - 09/11/07 03:45 PM Re: Broken Arm!
Steve Chandler Online   content
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/18/05
Posts: 3129
Loc: Urbandale, Iowa
My nephew is a very talented 15 year old. A few years ago he was punching at some bubble wrap that had held a crystal bowl in which the bubble wrap failed to do its job. There was indeed a piece of broken crystal contained therein and when he punched it he severed the tendon on the top of his knuckles on one finger (maybe two). It required surgery and at least 6 months before he could begin playing again. His teacher (who studied with Nadia Boulanger) took the opportunity to continue lessons and drill him on ear training and learning theory. A year or two later and he's playing better than ever with greater understanding of what he's doing.

Top
(ad 800) Pearl River
Pearl River the world's best selling piano
#135542 - 09/11/07 06:04 PM Re: Broken Arm!
menyquist Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 09/10/07
Posts: 8
Thanks for the replies everyone! And I will post to the piano teacher's forum--thank you on that as well! I haven't navigated through many forums, so I'm not surprised that I didn't do everything correctly. Thanks again!

Top

Moderator:  Ken Knapp, Piano World 
What's Hot!!
Piano Summit 2017 - Join Us!
along with Chick Corea, Jonathan Cain,Set Rudetsky, Ray Chew, Onree Gill ...
-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
Ad
Let Your Piano Sing
Let Your Piano Sing
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
New Topics - Multiple Forums
How does Synthesia work? Can someone help me out?
by Cutestpuppie
09/30/16 11:14 AM
Roland RD-64 carrying case?
by Meaghanw
09/30/16 10:49 AM
Bösendorfer case problem (or not)?
by Davdoc
09/30/16 09:52 AM
Has anyone tried skoove.com for learning?
by Matt101
09/30/16 07:02 AM
Hallet Davis
by LawtonPianoTeacher
09/30/16 06:26 AM
Forum Stats
85,111 Registered Members
44 Forums
175,435 Topics
2,559,216 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

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 - 2016 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission