Piano Preparatory Program Family Fun Nights
Family Fun Nights are evenings dedicated to enriching parents about their child’s musical studies. Various topics ranging from “How to practice with your child” to “Steps to preparing for a performance or competition” will be covered. While parents are learning, students have the opportunity to socialize with other students in the program and play music games. Light refreshments will be served.
Dates: check back soon for 2010-2011 dates
How Many Minutes and Days Each Week?
Structured Practice Time: Exercises, Scales, New Piece, Review Piece
Mindless Practice vs. Effective Practice
Spot Practice, Slow Practice, Start in Middle of Piece, Practice in Rhythms
Setting Practice and Performance Goals
Practice Away from the Piano
Performance Practicing: Play the Piece Beginning to End without Stopping
Parent Involvement: Sitting in during Practice Sessions and Lessons
Tips to Encourage Practicing: Timers, Weekly Calendars, Having Specific Assignments, Keeping the Practice Time the Same Each Day, Penny Game, Playing Popular Fun Pieces the Student Knows-Good for Sight-Reading
Healthy Practicing: Stretching, Sitting Properly-Developing Good Habits