August 27, 2011
You’ve come to the right place. I’m the “Piano Insider” and I’ll be here blogging for the Grosse Pointe Music Academy about all things piano and music lessons. I’m a passionate music teacher who loves learning and loves seeing success in music students. I’m bringing my 10+ years of experience of teaching in the Detroit area to give you the inside information on how to be the best music student you can be.
I’m hoping that all children and adults interested in learning piano or any instrument are ready to bring a goal and a vision to their new lessons this fall. Teachers love working with students who know what they want to accomplish and are willing to work hard. Personally, I like to give my students a list of options to fill out what they want to improve in the coming year of piano lessons. They have to choose at least 2 but not more than four targets, to make the goal attainable. Read my list below and think to yourself what you would like to accomplish this year!
– Improve my music reading
– Improve my rhythm
– Improve my understanding of theory
– Be more consistent in weekly practice
– Learn to practice better so that I can learn my pieces faster
– Attend more live musical performances
– Participate in more performances myself
– Play more duets
– Play more lead sheets
– Play by ear better
– Practice more with CDs and metronome;
– Play even more musically
– Listen to more recordings of piano music
– Compose my own pieces
– Improvise melodies and accompaniments
– Learn more about music history
– Have more pieces memorized so that I can play them any time, anywhere (your repertoire)
Knowing what you want to accomplish and communicating this with your teacher will be your key to success in piano lessons! You have the perfect opportunity now, with a new school year coming, to make goals and plans and discuss with your teacher at your first lesson. Whether you’re learning piano, drums, guitar, violin – each student will benefit from setting a vision for their year of music study. Learning and mastering an instrument is one of the most rewarding accomplishments in life and certainly something that will always remain with you. Experience success this year by thinking ahead and then going out to accomplish your plan!
As the Piano Insider, I’m happy to say we at the Grosse Pointe Music Academy are eager to help you reach your musical goals. Our teachers of the will communicate with you and see to it that you are supported on your journey. Call today to reserve your lesson time in our studio – classes begin September 6th, both in our Grosse Pointe and Canton locations!
Creating with 88,
The Piano Insider
Grosse Pointe Music Academy
17012 Mack Ave.
Grosse Pointe Park, MI
Grosse Pointe Music Academy Canton
5880 N. Canton Center Rd. Suite 425