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#1442968 - 05/24/10 08:25 PM Re: Sad suggestion from daughter's psychologist... [Re: ChopinAddict]
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Registered: 01/01/03
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Loc: Kansas
totally keep teaching her. It will only help.

i sense a bit of shock in your post. I adore my brain damaged brother... he is the best person I know.

i taught him to play years ago.

i teach (have taught some unusual people).. i really like the challenge of constantly trying to figure out what makes them tick and how to teach them.

peace and good luck
accompanist/organist.. a non-MTNA teacher to a few

love and peace, ├Ľun (apple in Estonian)

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#1469427 - 07/06/10 06:04 PM Re: Sad suggestion from daughter's psychologist... [Re: ChopinAddict]
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Registered: 05/25/09
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Update on my daughter's piano - we elected to keep playing and she earned First Class Honors on her RCM Grade 1 last week. It was very encouraging for her, and we will proudly display the certificate when it arrives. Thanks to everyone for their words of wisdom!
Bach French Suites No. 6, Allemande and Gigue, Beethoven's Pathetique, Chopin Nocturne 72/1, Fantaisie-Impromptu, Debussy's First Arabesque, Takacs Toccata Op 54, Rachmaninoff Etude-Tableau 33/8.

#1469435 - 07/06/10 06:28 PM Re: Sad suggestion from daughter's psychologist... [Re: pianogal37]
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Registered: 06/07/09
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B.A., Piano, Piano Pegagogy, Music Ed.
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#1469506 - 07/06/10 09:26 PM Re: Sad suggestion from daughter's psychologist... [Re: Minniemay]
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Registered: 01/22/10
Posts: 769
Loc: Michigan
What a remarkable story. Thank you so much for sharing it. Congratulations to your wonderful daughter and to you for your very wise decision.

#1469558 - 07/06/10 10:52 PM Re: Sad suggestion from daughter's psychologist... [Re: GlassLove]
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Registered: 11/19/08
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There was a study done not too many years ago at the University of Irvine, Ca. It took preschoolers and divided them into groups. One had just computers, one dance, and one music/singing. The group the furthest behind was the computer group. The one that blew the others out of the water in every learning ability way was the music combined with singing. Tell your psychologist to do a bit of study and research himself before he makes suggestions that can possibly do more damage than help. Way to go!! You and your daughter both deserve a certificate. Keep it up!!! Congratulations!

#1471924 - 07/10/10 06:46 PM Re: Sad suggestion from daughter's psychologist... [Re: ChopinAddict]
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Registered: 01/19/10
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Loc: Rochester, NY, USA
If you and her are enjoying the playing together, and she isn't getting frustrated or complaining that she can't do it then why stop. Teach her to play by ear, and by rote if reading is difficult for her.
Retired Army reserve Bandsman who now plays for the Joy of Music!!

#1472158 - 07/11/10 05:44 AM Re: Sad suggestion from daughter's psychologist... [Re: RayE]
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Registered: 09/10/09
Posts: 150
Ahhh... She's fine!

There is a fantastic musical world without reading notation and theory. Just look at Ray Charles... In my opinion, she may even be at an advantage. Not having any focus on the 'eye' aspects of music may fine tune your daughters ear. Having a good ear in music is very beneficial.

Also, if she enjoys it, End of story. She is already a winner. There should be nothing else to gain for her.

Also in my opinion... psychologists ... are great at putting labels on symptoms.. And In this case your psychologist seems to want to simply stop the symptoms from occurring.. ERRR... ?

If smiling is one of the symptoms... then forget your psychologist.
... such a vital organ

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