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    Karen HesterlyOffering private lessons in
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    Types of classes
    Posted by Karen Hesterly - February 17, 2017 - 12:03 PM

    Did You Know that Music Lessons help children
    *Learn pattern recognition and problem solving: reading music is learning to recognize patterns in the music and on the piano
    *Raise Self Esteem by doing something well
    *Improve Eye and Hand Coordination
    *Help Children to Concentrate for an extended period of time: in group piano or band not concentrating results in student playing a solo
    *Fosters Music Appreciation by learning all kinds of music styles
    *Provides Emotional Release: the piano is the place to go to relieve stress

    1. Kinder and Early Elementary:
    If you want to prepare your young child for piano, teach them to read so that their eyes know how to move left to right and listen to and sing folk songs, hymns and Disney tunes with them. Parents who have worked with their children at reading make good candidates for piano at an early age and should be willing to sit with their child each day to practice. Parents who want to start young children should be willing to learn a minimum amount so they can help their children with practice.

    2. Late elementary through middle school. Children are able to work independently at the piano with gentle reminding and encouragement to practice daily.
    Students begin with the folk songs, contemporary songs, and classical music after a few months.

    3. High school teen students may begin with folk songs, contemporary music and seasonal songs and chords, rounding out with classical music as soon as they are ready.
    Students this age are usually highly motivated and will work on their own.

    Transfer students will be tested and placed according to note reading ability.

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    Piano Student Diseases
    March 2, 2017
     
    Types of classes
    February 17, 2017
     
    Having a piano for daily practice
    February 17, 2017
     
    How important are recitals?
    December 3, 2016
     
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