What are the benefits and importance of my child learning to play the piano or a musical instrument? Why and how do I partake in the learning process? The value and benefits of having your child learning to play the piano or a musical instrument. “Learning the piano is a life-long process, and knowing how to play the piano is a skill that will bring you joy and fulfilment throughout your whole life.” (Piano teachers connect on google.) Dear parents:- if you are thinking about motivating your child to learn to play a musical instrument or instruments, it means that you [...]
About Sonja JoubertSonja Joubert is a master pianist classically trained by the late master Mr Josias Van Der Merwe and the late Adolph Hallis. She is also an excellent piano teacher with over 35 years of teaching experience specialising in both jazz and classical piano.
How to motivate yourself to learn a musical instrument, and how to motivate your child to learn a musical instrument Motivating yourself THE FIRST step is to choose a musical instrument to learn. Of course, choosing an instrument is not that easy because there are literally thousands of instruments that one can learn to play. In this day and age, the most popular instruments that people take up is the piano and the guitar. I would choose a piano or a guitar. Then you could learn the scales and the chords, and practise them until you can play them fluently. Once [...]
The role of the parent and teacher in the child's early musical training It doesn't take rocket science to know that the parent and teacher play a role in the child's life when it comes to musical training. Your child will and can not train themselves in music or an instrument as the adult can. An adult can find resources and read and plan to learn a new instrument, but your child needs support and guidance in musical training. The parent can and will make a huge difference in the child's development and so also a good teacher has the ability [...]
When we start the debate of why children should learn to play the piano, it's important to know that piano is an age-old instrument which has brought a lot of joy to many generations of people. There are very few instruments that can lead instruments, orchestra or bass or band in one. The piano is a truly loved instrument and wherever you go, even in the pub, you will find one. Even if it's old, broken, or a piano which many played on and enjoyed. One can even find a piano in the most remote parts of the world these days. [...]
Tot homines quot sententiae (“So many people, so many opinions”)People hold so many different opinions on this subject, it is sometimes laughable.Maybe the question is phrased wrongly - like asking when should a child start breathing.The obvious answer is of course “as soon as he or she can.”When one works through the literature in this subject, it becomes clear that the activities that should be envisaged at certain ages, and the child’s competence in regard thereto is really the rub of the matter.For a child is involved in music even before birth, by hearing and reacting to sounds in the womb.So [...]
There are many reasons why young children should learn to play music as soon as possible. We will discuss 10 main reasons of the importance of music for toddlers. 1. It helps the development of the child’s brainpower. It has scientifically been proven that music has extraordinary benefits when it comes to the development of the brain. Music stimulates that part of the brain that is responsible for emotions, reading and maths. It also improves the memory functions of the brain. The musician’s brain works differently from that of a non-musician, and musicians generally excel in their grades in [...]
Somewhere the rumour started, namely that a child should be taught piano first. (Of course for that you need to have a piano or at least a good keyboard.) But in all fairness, there are different pros and cons in learning to play different instruments first. In my view, the best situation is to do two instruments of which one is piano or keyboard, and the other one is an instrument by choice, and hopefully, it isn’t something overly complicated, like the bassoon or Swiss Alpenhorn! In the modern genres, the piano and keyboard play an amazing role, and any far-sighted [...]