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

by | Jun 6, 2023 | Beginner Piano, Homeschool Piano, How To Play Piano, Online Piano, Piano Lessons for Kids, Unschooling Piano

Learning to play the piano or any instrument for that matter sounds like fun, but can be a daunting task. 

One of the reasons many kids drop out from learning piano, is that it is not all fun and games. 

So it is important to keep expectations at a manageable level, be incredibly supportive and help them along. 

If your child continues to learn and stays on course, he or she will acquire so many life lessons on the way that you will be shocked at the transformation. 

So what are those life lessons and skills you can expect to see your child acquire?


Perseverance Does Pay Off

As one great composer said, the piano is the easiest instrument to learn and the hardest to master. 

That sums it all up doesn’t it?

Learning to play the piano is fun at the beginning, but can turn out to be utter drudgery sometimes, if it is not managed well. 

But, if your child is able to stick with it, he will soon learn that perseverance does pay off and he will be incredibly proud of the strides he makes. 


Progress Over Perfection

One way of managing to keep the expectations in line, is to teach your child that what matters is progress, not perfection. 

As Carol Dweck has stated, kids that are able to look at progress and focus on progress rather than perfection, are more likely to succeed. 

Therefore, learning to play the piano can be an amazing opportunity for you to cultivate a growth mindset in your child. 


It Is Okay To Make Mistakes

Your child is going to make many, many mistakes and get frustrated with learning piano. 

But if you can teach your child that it is ok to make mistakes, and that we all learn from mistakes, then he is less likely to drop out from piano lessons. 

In the process he will also gain the ability not to be frustrated from mistakes and to continue, to trudge along and get to the finish line. 

Isn’t that a life lesson worth learning? 


Anything Worth Doing Is ‘Hard Work’

Yes, as I have stated before, learning to play an instrument is hard and can take up a lot of time and effort, but kids who stick with it, often learn that hard work does pay off and anything that is worthwhile doing does take a lot of hard work. 

Don’t you think that this is another wonderful life lesson to learn? 


2% Inspiration And 98% Perspiration

Practice, practice, practice, is the only way that great musicians and sportsmen and women have got to where they are. 

It is true that many of them do have talent, yet, talent without practice and hard work, will not get anyone to the pinnacle. 

BUT, 98% practice, and only 2% talent has got loads of people to the top of their profession. 

Learning to play the piano, will definitely teach your child that 98% perspiration (practice) will always get him to the top, even if he only has 2% inspiration (talent). 


Do you agree with me? Do you think that these are wonderful life lessons to learn? 

Are your kids already learning to play the piano, but not loving it? 

Then read these blog posts to help make practice and learning piano a breeze and thus, increase their chances of sticking with it and learning these amazing life lessons in the process. 

5 ‘No Fail’ Ways To Make Piano Practice Fun, 

3 ‘No Fail’ Tricks To Make Learning Music A Breeze, 

3 Absolute ‘Must Know’ Tricks To Have Your Kids Begging For Piano Practice, 

3 Reasons Why Making Mistakes When Practicing Is Perfect, 

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

3 ‘Surefire’ Ways To Make Your Child Want To Practice The Piano.

Karen Cadera

Karen Cadera


Mom, Teacher, Minimalist, Zero Waste Enthusiast, Multi Pod.

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