Effective piano lessons for kids

Perhaps, after you’ve bought a child’s first keyboard, you may decide they need piano lessons.

The Intercom Music Blog has written a seven step guide on How to Make Beginner Piano Lessons Effective For Kids.

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Steps include practising consistently at the same time, avoiding interruptions (especially from the dreaded TV), keeping music books tidy:

Numerous educational studies have shown that children are more likely to follow rules and guidelines if they have had input in making the rules. This is a favorite trick of early childhood teachers which can easily be incorporated into piano lessons for children. Have a set of piano practice rules in your head, and ask the child what rules need to be in place for the piano practice. Then gently steer them in the direction of the rules you have in mind.