Your Child Is A Talented Musician. Do You Know How To Help Him/Her In The Homeschool?

Have you ever wondered if your child is musically inclined or if there was any way to ensure that your child would be talented in a musical sense. Well research indicates that there are several things you can do to help your child become musically inclined even though, you may not have had any formal music education yourself. In this article I give you several strategies that you can use with unborn babies, toddlers, older kids and even teenagers to help enhance their musicality.

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3 Reasons Why Making Mistakes When Practicing Piano Is Perfect

Does your child become easily frustrated when practicing piano? If you learned piano as a child, do you have horrible memories of your piano lessons or piano practice sessions? Then, this is a must read article for you. In this article I talk about my own experiences as a child and how it led me to appreciate all the mistakes I made when practicing piano and how I used that knowledge to help my own children and my students work through their frustrations and continue to persevere.

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7 “Must Read” Reasons Why Your Child Needs To Read And Write Music

Is your child able to play piano by ear? Do you think that learning to read and write music would inhibit your child’s natural capabilities and result in your child not wanting to play by ear but simply read sheet music only? Do you think that children who can play piano by ear do not need any piano lessons and can become great musicians based on their talent and musical ear alone? If you answered Yes, to all of the above, then this is a ‘must read’ article for you.

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4 Essential Reasons Why Children Who Play By Ear Need To Learn Music Theory

Think your child doesn’t need to learn music theory, simply because he can play by year? Think that by teaching your child music theory he will lose his natural ability to play by ear? Then think again. In this article I discuss the common observations I have made about children who could play by ear and the difference in the success rate between those that learned music theory and those that didn’t.

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5 ‘Surefire’ Ways To Ensure Your Child Continues To Learn Music

Is your child frustrated with music lessons? Has the initial motivation for playing a musical instrument just plateaued in your child? Are you afraid that your child will give up music lessons soon? Then this article is a ‘must read’ for you as I share my own personal experiences and observations on how you can guarantee that your child continues with his or her chosen line of music lessons.

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Practice Is About Progress NOT Perfection

Is your child threatening to stop piano lessons? Are you at your wits end on how to help him stick with it? Is consistent practice taking the joy out of music lessons? As a child I too gave up piano lessons many times because I simply hated to practice. In this article I tell how you can change this and help your child through this very difficult stage in his musical education.

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5 Ridiculously Simple Ways To Train Your Child’s Ear In The Homeschool

Have you watched someone playback a tune they just heard on the radio? Wished your child had the same ability? Do you believe that people are born with the talent of playing by ear and cannot acquire it through training? Then you are wrong. Read this article and learn 5 ridiculously simple strategies, which will enable you to develop and train your child’s musical ear in the homeschool even if you’ve never touched a piano in your life.

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Do You Know The No. 1 Reason Why Piano Lessons For Kids Should Include Music Theory?

Have you always thought that Music Theory is boring and unnecessary? Does your child’s music or piano lessons include learning music theory as a key component? Read this article to understand why the lack of music theory in piano lessons for kids can be detrimental to their long-term music education and development.

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6 Absolute ‘Must Know’ Ways To Reduce Frustration When Kids Learn To Play The Piano

When kids first learn to play piano, they are very excited and often you can’t stop them from asking for more time to practice. However, as time goes by this changes and they become frustrated with the lack of progress and become reluctant to practice and go for piano classes. Is your child frustrated with learning piano? Are you having a hard time, motivating your kids to practice piano? Then read this article to learn how you can help reduce the frustration and increase the anticipation for piano lessons and practice.

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3 “Super Easy” Way To Teach Your Child To Sing In The Homeschool

Most parents think that in order to teach a child to sing, they have to be good singers themselves. However, nothing can be further from the truth. Even if you are unable to accurately pitch or hold a note, you can still sing or hum tunes. You may be shaking your head saying no, as you read this. However, I’m here to tell you – that is not so. The reason you think you can’t sing is because you have always tried to sing the difficult tunes and failed. Anyway if you wish you could teach your child to sing, then this blog post has been written with you in mind.

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Music Education: 5 Things You Absolutely Need To Know About The Importance Of Music Theory In Your Child’s Music Education

When we talk of music lessons for kids or online piano classes or online homeschool piano programs, the first thing that parents seem to focus on is, will my child be able to play piano? While this is correct and the outward manifestation of the skill on the instrument is almost always measured in terms of how the child plays the instrument, in reality, simply being able to play the piano alone is insufficient. On the contrary in order to be able to play the piano accurately and be able perform at a high level, a thorough understanding of musical concepts is essential. Learning these musical concepts will not only increase your child’s chances of success at the piano but it will also make it easier for your child to make the connection between the technicalities of playing the instrument as well as the music he wants to play. In this blog post, I talk about how you can increase your child’s chances of succeeding at learning to play any instrument and why piano lessons for kids or any type of musical lessons or education should include the study of music theory.

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Help Your Child Tune His Musical Instrument By Ear In The Homeschool

When we think of tuning a musical instrument, we often have a vision of some professional piano tuner coming in, with a large set of equipment and sitting at the piano and tuning it for a few hours. While it is necessary to have instruments like pianos professionally tuned, what about other smaller less complicated instruments? What if your child has a guitar or a trombone or a piccolo or some other instrument? What if your child plays in a brass band, do you think you will need to call a professional in to help tune the instrument? No, not at all. All you need is a few simple tools and you can help your child to tune her musical instrument. Yes, you read that right, you can do it even if you have no knowledge of music whatsoever. Read on and let me tell you, how you can help your child and why it is the best thing you can do for your child.

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3 ‘Little Known’ Ways To Teach History Of Music In The Homeschool

Do you know that the study of music history is a very important aspect of music education, irrespective of the type of instrument your child is learning to play? While many of the main bodies like the Royal Conservatory or Trinity College of London and other institutions that govern the study of music, place importance on the history of music – many online piano programs and even one on one piano teachers do not teach this aspect. Sometimes they ignore it because of the cost of time involved in creating the necessary material. At other times they simply don’t do it because parents don’t see the value and it is easier to focus on what the parents want their child to achieve, rather than educating the parents themselves on the importance of History of Music. In this blog article I show you three simple ways in which you can incorporate the study of History of Music in the homeschool.

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Want To Teach Your Child To Play More Than One Instrument In the Homeschool? Here Are 3 ‘No Fail’ Ways To Do So

Most parents wish that they could teach their child to play more than one musical instrument. While the lucky ones who have already learned to play an instrument might have he capabilities to teach their kids to play a musical instrument. Unfortunately many of those parents don’t know where to start nor how to transfer the knowledge they gained about one instrument to another. Furthermore, many parents struggle as it is to pay for one set of instrument lessons, whether it is through one on one piano lessons with a music instructor or online homeschool music programs or what not – leave alone teaching many kids to play many different instrument. In this blog post, I show how parents can help their child learn not just one instrument but many instruments and thus leverage their knowledge of one instrument and be able to play a variety of different instruments.

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6 ‘Must Do’s’ When Setting Up A Piano Recital In The Homeschool

Many people often tell me that one of the drawbacks of their kids learning to play the piano in the homeschool is that they have never been able to participate in an actual piano recital. Do you feel that way too? Do you feel that your child is missing out on this important aspect? In this article I not only tell you how you can set up your own piano recital in the homeschool but also how you can prepare your child for it.

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Does Your Teenager Want To Speak ‘Musical Jargon’? Here’s How You Can Help Him In The Homeschool

If your child plays in a band or hangs out with friends who are musically inclined and may also be learning music from a ‘professional’ teacher, while your child taught himself to play an instrument, then you maybe faced with the dilemma I’m about to talk about. Often if kids have a well developed ear for music and have taught themselves to play an instrument, they maybe very proficient at performing on the instrument but know very little about the ‘musical jargon’. Hence they will often feel left out when hanging out with kids that have taken formal music lessons. So if you have a child, especially a teenager who is dying speak ‘musical jargon’ but doesn’t know where to start then this blog post is ideal for you.

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5 Guaranteed Ways To Reduce Stage Fright In Your Beginner Piano Students

Is your child preparing for an up coming piano recital? Even if you teach your child in the homeschool there are many occasions on which your child maybe called upon to perform in front of an audince. If he/she is a beginner piano student and has never done this before, then there is a strong likelihood that your child may be petrified just thinking about it. In this article I show you how you can help eliminate the fear and have your child really looking forward to performing and even ensure that he/she succeeds at the peformance.

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9 Things your One-On-One Music Teacher Will Not Tell You: The Great ‘One-On-One’ Piano Class Hoax

Does your child learn piano from a one-on-one music piano instructor? Do you wish you could send your child for private music lessons, but are unable to because of the cost? While there are many benefits to learning music from a private music or piano teacher, there are also some drawbacks that you should be aware of. In this blog post I not only show you all the drawbacks of offline music lessons vs. online musicl lessons, but I also reveal some of the tightly held secrets of music teachers and why they don’t want you to know any of these things.

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3 Ridiculously Simple Ways To Teach Music Appreciation In The Homeschool

Many parents wrongly believe that teaching music in the homeschool is beyond them. The reason for this is that they either hated learning music, never had the chance to learn it properly or simply don’t know where to start. Furthermore, due to cost and scheduling issues, it also may not always be possible to give their child the musical education they envision and as a result the child ends up not receiving any music lessons at all. Are you in the same boat? Does this description strike a chord with you as well? If so, then please read on. In this article I reveal how you can introduce music appreciation in the homeschool, even if you are musically illiterate.

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5 ‘Easy Peasy’ Steps To Teach Your Child To Read Piano Music In The Homeschool In Record Time

Did you know that you can teach your child to read music notes and play an instrument in the homeschool, even if you have never touched a piano or any other instrument in your life? Do you also know that you can do it in record time? You say ‘whaaaat’? Well, read on. In this blog post I show you how you can teach your child to read music notes and learn to play the piano in 5 easy steps and you can do it in as little as 5 days. Don’t believe me, well then you have to read this. I even have a course I created especially for this and for a limited time, you can get it for FREE. Yes, you read that right.

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7 Super Simple Ways To Incorporate Music Lessons In All You Do In Your Homeschool

As I have said time and again many homeschool and unschool parents think that music lessons are expensive and should always be outsourced, because they as parents do not have the time nor the expertise to provide their kids with the knowledge required. I say, that nothing can be further from the truth. In this article I explain 7 super easy ways in which you can incorporate music into all you do in the homeschool or unschool. What is more, even if your child is already taking online piano clasess or even going for private music lessons, these methods will help further enhance your child’s learning.

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7 ‘No Fail’ Strategies To Increase Your Child’s Success Rate When Taking Offline Music Classes

Did you know that most kids who take offline music lessons, whether it is in a group format or one on one lessons from a dedicated piano or music teacher, often give up lessons within the first two years. While they do learn some aspects of musicality from these lessons, not only is it a waste of time and money but it is also a waste of the child’s potential, don’t you think? Some say that online piano lessons work better, because children are more motivated to learn in this manner, as the lessons can be more interactive and so forth. However, over the years it has become apparent to me that whether children take traditional music lessons or follow online piano lessons, the one catalyst to ensuring success is almost always the degree of parental involvement in the musical education. I can hear you all groaning when you read this and telling me that you don’t have the time nor the knowledge to be more involved in your child’s musical education. However, I’m here to tell you that you are in fact wrong. Yes, you are absolutely wrong. In this article I show you, how and what you can do, even if you’ve never touched a musical instrument in your life – and help increase your child’s success rates with both online and offline music classes.

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4 Absolutely ‘Must Know’ Ways To Help Your Budding Composer Excel In The Homeschool

Does your child often try to create her own music? Does it sound good to your ears? Do you wish you could help her in her endeavours, but feel that your lack of knowledge of music makes it impossible for you to help. Well, think again. In this blog post I explain not only how you can incorporate music in your homeschol but also how you can teach your child to play the piano and how you can help your budding composer excel.

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3 Shockingly Simple Ways To Teach Kids To Appreciate Different Genres Of Music In The Homeschool

Let me guess what went through your head the moment you read the title to this week’s post. Wait…..what is that? How can I teach my child to appreciate different genres of music, when I myself don’t even know all the different generes and how to categorise them? Am I correct? Well, read on and let me help you with that. In the process I will also show you how you can add music/piano to your homeschool curriculum.

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3 ‘Ridiculously Easy’ Ways To Develop A Good Sense Of Rhythm In Your Kids

Feel you don’t have a single rhythmic bone in your body? Feel you wouldn’t know where to start teaching your child about rhythm. Well, think again. In my homeschool piano courses, I teach parents who have never learned any music, how to teach their kids to play the piano and yes, I teach all the concepts of rhythm and beat and in this article I will teach you too. Armed with the knowledge you gain from this post, you will then be able to start teaching your child music in the homeschool.

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3 Essential Reasons Why Your Child Absolutely Needs To Learn How To Read Piano Music

When children are able to play an instrument by ear, there are many parents who have been mislead to believe that it is not essential for their child to learn to read music notes. I have even heard some explanations to go as far as to state that if children learn to read notes and are thus pushed to sight read music their ability to play by ear will be lost or inhibited. I’m here to tell you that while there is some truth to that, not learning to read music notes could often hamper your child’s success at any instrument in the long run. Also, there are ways in which you can reduce the drawbacks and in this blog post I explain why it is essential that your child learns how to read music notes, when learning to play the piano.

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2 Little Known Fact About Learning Piano Chords And What They Do To Music

I’m sure you have all heard that learning to play chords and learning about chord progressions will help your child master the nitty grittys of playing most musical instruments. Well, I’m here to tell you that, yes, while that is true, you don’t need a professional to teach your child to play chords. On the contrary you can do it yourself. Read on and let me tell you how you can teach your child to play the chords and play the piano in the homeschool, even if you have never touched a piano in your life.

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The Shocking Truth About Perfect/Absolute Pitch, And How It Can Help Your Child’s Musical Education

There is a notion that in order for anyone to play an instrument by ear, they have to have absolute pitch. Unfortunately however, less than 10% of the population is born with absolute pitch, which means it is extremely rare. So, does that mean, if you are not one of those lucky people born with absolute pitch you will never be able to play an instrument by ear and your child will not be able to either because, he or she was born with absolute pitch? No, that is not true. Nothing can be further from the truth. In reality, you can play an instrument by ear and you can develop relative pitch, which in most cases is more useful than absolute pitch. Read on and let me tell you how you can develop your ear or your child’s ear and use relative pitch to your advantage.

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2 Powerful Reasons Why Your Child Should Create His Own Music When Learning To Play The Piano

Have you always felt that in order to be able to compose music you have to be a genius or have a very advanced level knowledge of music? Until very recently even the music examination bodies like the Royal Conservatory and the Trinity College of London, did not include composition in their syllabi. However, that is not the case anymore. Unfortunately not many online music and piano programs nor traditional music teachers are able nor willing to teach your chlld to create his/her own music. That is all going to change because, besides telling you why it is so important, I’m also going to show you how you can teach your child create his or her own music in the homeschool.

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5 Shockingly Simple Ways To Provide Music Lessons For Kids In The Homeschool

Feel you can’t teach your kids to play the piano in the homeschool or give them music lessons and incorporate it in to your daily routine? Why do you feel that way? Is it because you have never received a formal music education or because you just don’t know where to start. Either way, read this article and let me explain how you can give your child piano lessons and music lessons in general in the homeschool.

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Music & Math: Is There Really A connection Or Is It All A Gigantic Music Education ‘Hoax’

You’ve all heard that there is connection between music and math. There are tons of research papers written on the subject and every parent has been made to feel guilty if he or she has not sent his/her kids to piano and numerous other music classes. I’m here to tell you that while there seems to be a connection between the two, the benefits of the connection may not be as profound as some may have you believe. Read on and let me demystify it for you.

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The ‘Low’ Down On Relative Pitch And Why It Is Not Important To Learn To Play The Piano

There is a notion out there that in order for you or your child to be able to play music by ear, you have to have a very well developed ear and have absolute pitch. Now that statement is only partailly true. Do you know, which part of that statement is accurate and which part is not? I guess you don’t. Well, then read on and let me give you the absolute low down on absolute pitch and teach you how to play the piano by ear in the process.

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5 Awesome Life Lessons Your Child Will Learn When Learning To Play The Piano In The Homeschool

Do you know that teaching piano in the homeschool, doesn’t just only teach your child how to play a musical instrument, rather it teaches much more than that. There are many life lessons to be learned from learning to play an instrument and in this article I touch on 5 amazing life lessons you can endow your child with, when you teach him/her to play the piano in the homeschool.

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Desperate To Learn To Play The Piano, But No Piano/Keyboard At Home?

Many homeschooling parents I have spoken to often say they are desperate to teach their kids how to play the piano in the homeschool, but can’do it becasue they don’t know how. So then, I go on to tell them what I do and how I can help them by giving them the necessary tools to teach their kids to play the piano in the homeschool. At that point one excuse I often hear is that they do not have a piano in the house and cannot afford to get one. Are you in the same boat? Is the lack of a piano the reason that you haven’t started teaching your child to play? Well fret no more. Read on and let me tell you how you an get one without spending a penny.

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Piano Practice Made Easy: 3 “Must Know” Finger Exercises

In today’s post I teach you some amazing finger excercises that you can use with your child to help make piano practices a breeze. Whether your child is a beginner piano student, or a toddler with whom you do music lessons in the homeschool or even a proficient young learner taking music classes from a professional teacher, these finger exercises will help your child gain an edge.

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Want Your Child To Play The Piano By Ear? 5 Mysteries of Playing By Ear Resolved

Want your child to learn to play the piano by ear? Don’t think he/she has the talent? There are a ton of misconceptions about what you need to have in order to be able to play the piano by ear and most of them are wrong. In this article, I discuss the 5 most common misconceptions and help you learn the truth and in the process also help you to teach your child to play the piano by ear in the homeschool.

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3 Surefire Ways To Make Your Child Want To Practice Piano

Is your child like me? Does he/she simply hate practicing piano? Are you at your wits end? Worried that your child will simply give up learning to play the piano, because he/she hates piano practice time, or simply doesn’t stick with it long enough to get good at it? Well then, you have to read my article and learn how you can make piano practice a breeze for your child and ensure that he/she continues to excel at piano or music lessons.

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The Age Old Question: Should Piano Lessons For Kids Include Solfa Or Intervals

Piano lessons for kids often include either the Solfa or the Intervals method to the exclusion of the other. Now, if you learned piano as a child then I’m sure you will have a preference for one method over the other. And if you didn’t learn music as a child then its likely that you’ve heard about the two methods and are totally confused as to which one is better. If so, then this article is ideal for you. Read it and let me demystify the two methods so you can make an informed decision.

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5 Absolute Lies About Teaching Music Theory To Beginner Piano Students

Did you learn music theory as a kid when taking piano lessons? Have you heard it being said that kids and beginner piano students don’t need to learn music theory because it is boring and it is only essential for advanced learners? Well, you have been sadly misled, read this article and let me explain to you why kids and beginner piano students need to learn Music Theory as much as advanced learners.

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How To Choose A Good Online Beginner Piano Course For Kids

Always wanted to teach your child to play the piano? Overwhelmed by the number of piano courses and music teaching resources available online? Don’t know how to chose an optimum piano course for your kids? Then read this article and let me demystify the selection process for you and I even give you a handy checklist at the end of the article.

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Is Reading Music Notation (Piano Music Notes) And Sight Reading The Same?

In order for a child to be able to sight read it is necessary to be able to read music notation. However, is it one and the same thing or is one very different from the other? To answer my own question, no they are not the same and if you are interested in teaching your children music in the homeschool or if they are already taking music lessons, then it is essential that you learn the difference.

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5 Notable Ways How Learning Music Theory Can Help Your Child Become A Composer

Does your child complain about having to learn music theory? Do you think it is unnecessary to learn music theory? Read this blog post to gain a better understanding of how essential it is to gain a well rounded knowledge of music. What is more, in this article I also talk about how learning music theory will help your child compose music.

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5 ‘No Brainer’ Reasons Why Your Child Needs To Learn Music Appreciation In The Homeschool

Many parents I know teach their kids music appreciation in the homeschool, however they don’t always see the value of it and seem to give up on it mid way or simply let other more ‘important’ courses take its place when they are pressed for time. In this article I explain why it is so important to ensure there is music appreciation in the homeschool.

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