Why kids don’t practice and what to do about it — 88 Piano Keys


This article is geared toward music teachers, and it is jam-packed with excellent advice and a lot of links to other articles as well. It almost makes me want to offer piano lessons again so I can put these principles into practice myself. But since that is a bit impractical at this time in my life, I thought I would simply share them with you.

This article is inspired by two things: 1. A captivating TED talk that addresses the “checklisted child” and the TWO things they need most from their parents. 2,588 more words

via Why kids don’t practice and what to do about it — 88 Piano Keys

Published by Angela Umphers Rueger

Hello. I am a joyful wife and mother of three, just turned loose the last of my little chicks, and getting ready to spread my own writing wings. Twenty-six years ago I earned a B.A. in English because my heart's desire was to write. Since that time I've worked as a teacher, musician, cleaning lady, tax professional, and artist, but never as a writer. In the past year, several friends have encouraged me to pick up the baton and run with it. By creating this blog, I took the first baby step toward becoming a published author. The journey will likely be longer than I can imagine, but it has finally begun, and that's all that matters.

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