Piano Studio of Diane Densmore

The Role of the Parent

As your child's most important role model, you play a crucial role in ensuring your child's success. The way you approach lessons, the effort you make to set up your home environment, and the expectations you set for practice will speak volumes to your child about how much you value learning to play the piano.

The basic elements of a "set for success" home environment are (1) a good quality acoustic piano, (2) immersive listening, and (3) a daily practice routine.

Immersive listening is critical to your child's success. Immersive listening is achieved by playing the Suzuki CD/recording throughout the day (and night) for as many hours as possible so that your child is able to internalize the songs and easily learn to play them by ear. More about listening

Attending your child's lessons, taking notes, and following the teacher's instructions will enable you to assist your child's home practice in ways that guarantee progress. Offering encouragement and allowing learning to progress at your child's pace will contribute to your child's enjoyment and motivation. More about practice

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"Everyone has a sprout of talent. Developing that sprout into a wonderful ability depends upon how it is cultivated."   -Dr. Suzuki


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