“Thanks, Mom and Dad” 10 Reasons Your Child is Thankful for Muisc Lessons.

smilingI love it when families make a big deal out of their child’s first music lesson. Because, it is a big deal. Giving you son or daughter music lessons is giving them a gift that will last a lifetime. It isn’t easy or inexpensive, but it is in a word…wonderful! I know kids don’t always appreciate having to practice, come to weekly lessons and participate in recitals but you should feel great about being a “music  parent”. I obviously took lessons as a young girl and at that time it didn’t dawn on me to say thank you to my mom and dad for taking me to music lessons. But I sure am grateful now! I’ll tell you why I’m thankful for my music lessons, and why your child is too. Continue reading

Mysteries of Music History/ The Story of Fur Elise

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I can think of no better way to begin the PianoParents.net blog than writing about the number one, most popular piano piece of all time. The very reason many people  dream of putting their fingers on the keys in the first place. This darling of piano students all over the world receives millions of downloads and internet searches every year. Decade after decade Beethoven’s  ‘Fur Elise ‘ stands as the undisputed champion of the piano classics countdown. And that’s no small feat as there are literally millions of pieces in the piano repertoire.  ‘Fur Elise’s ‘ music delights the ears and captures the imagination of just about everyone who hears it, but did you know that there’s a great mystery behind this piece of music? A story that’s bound to make you love this little gem of Beethoven’s even more. Continue reading

Welcome to PianoParents.net

 

10888578_10152962179618255_8852601201919063317_nHello and welcome to PianoParents.net.Whether you are just beginning on your piano parent journey or are a seasoned piano parent I hope you will enjoy this website.

I have another website and blog for piano teachers. I love writing for my piano teacher blog, but as a parent myself I found myself  writing a lot about things that are of interest piano parents. So I decided to start a blog just for the parents of piano students.

Piano lessons are a gift that can be enjoy for a lifetime.. Playing the piano is truly a wonderful thing but it isn’t easy. It’s one of the most intense projects that can be taken on. It takes years to learn to play.  There are bound to be ups and downs but it is well worth the time and effort.

Piano Parents are super special people. I know. I see parents just like you bringing their kids week after week, year after year into my studio for lessons. Making a huge sacrifice of time and money so that their kids can learn to play.

So I’d like to say thank you. Not only to the parents of my students but to piano parents everywhere. I know that kids may not always appreciate taking piano lessons but I can tell you that I almost never meet someone who doesn’t wish they could play. and I never have had anyone say they were sorry they learned to play the piano.

Enjoy the blog. Feel free to contact me with any questions or post ideas. If you like the content please go ahead and share it.

Thanks a million for reading,

Doreen