I don’t know about anyone else, but I am really enjoying this long vacation. It is very relaxing. The holiday rush is over and there is still an entire week until I have to get back into the swing of regular life. Still, I don’t want to get too complacent because I know that if I over plan the entertainment or put off those little tasks that I thought surely I would be able to accomplish, boom – vacation will be over and I will be left tired and having to catch up.
Wait – what does this have to do with piano lessons? Well, your kids feel the same way. They performed their pieces for the family. Everyone is feeling a little fat and happy. Not so fast. Here are some ideas to keep their fingers from getting rusty. Have your child take out the early books – the very first books – and play from the beginning. It is fun to remind yourself that you have progressed. Take out the completed fun books and play the favorites. Then take out the current fun book and try a piece that is brand spankin’ new.
There are times when you have to remind yourself that the reason you are taking piano lessons is so that you can actually play the piano and it is fun. This is one of those times. So don’t delay. Get your kid playing. And by the way, if you play the piano also, get to it. I promise that if you sit down and play, your child will most certainly follow suit. You are an inspiration. How many times can you say that?
Remind them that “Music Lasts a Lifetime”.