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!

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
Latest Pianoteq add-on instrument: U4 upright piano
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
PianoSupplies.com (150)
Piano Accessories Music Related Gifts Piano Tuning Equipment Piano Moving Equipment
We now offer Gift Certificates in our online store!
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Piano
Quick Links to Useful Stuff
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 Accessories
* 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
(ads 568) Hailun Pianos

#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. Online   blank

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17768
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 Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/18/05
Posts: 2721
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
#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, Rickster 
What's Hot!!
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
151 registered (accordeur, 36251, ajames, *windowlicker*, 50 invisible), 1685 Guests and 16 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
75885 Members
42 Forums
156810 Topics
2304107 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Too ashamed of lack of progress to go back for lessons
by Saranoya
08/20/14 02:38 PM
Drinking and drug addiction is rife in the classical...
by pianoloverus
08/20/14 01:23 PM
Changes to NY Steinways Recently
by iObsessed
08/20/14 01:20 PM
Jazz Keyboard Harmony by Phil DeGreg
by bagatelle
08/20/14 12:25 PM
Record and Playback to-and-from Disklavier DKC55?
by dhilderbrand
08/20/14 12:12 PM
(ads by Google)

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