Tag: music lessons

These 3 Resolutions Help Music Teachers Succeed

resolutions to help music teachers succeed

Did you make resolutions for the new year? If you didn’t, or if your best intentions have fallen by the wayside, it’s not too late to refocus. Now is the best time to improve how you run your music studio. New music teachers can be so wrapped up in teaching that they neglect the business end ... Read More

How to Encourage Shy Music Students

encourage shy music students

Katherine was a shy toddler. She hid when people visited her home. Later, when she started school, she seldom raised her hand in class even though she often knew the answers. When Katherine enrolled in children's piano lessons, she discovered she had a talent for music. She practiced every afternoon... Read More

How to Keep Students Interested in Music Classes

"What do you do for a living?" "I teach piano lessons." "I love music! I took keyboard lessons as a kid, but I didn't keep up with it." Have you ever had that conversation? Nearly all children have a chance to take music classes either in or after school. But how many people quit after only a yea... Read More

Help Your Child Choose a Musical Instrument

Help Your Child Choose a Musical Instrument

Learning to play a musical instrument brings children joy and enhances their intellectual, emotional and social development. What instrument should your child learn? Base the choice of an instrument on preference, availability, the child’s age and access to teachers. Babies obviously can't play... Read More

What Is the Best Age to Start Music Lessons?

Best age to start music lessons.

Recent brain research reaffirms that early experience with music enhances all other areas of learning, A Newsweek article in 1996 first made parents aware of the “window of opportunity” for musical learning. The research then cited the years between 3-8 as the best age to start music lessons. Al... Read More

Advantages of Adult Piano Lessons

Advantages of adult piano lessons.

Music is for everyone. You don’t need to be wildly talented to learn to play the piano. You don’t need to practice for hours every day. And, you don’t need to be young in order to learn. Adults often think they’re too old for beginning piano lessons. It’s true that children are hardwire... Read More

3 Reasons to Take Music Classes With Your Child

piano lessons with your child

Did you learn to sing or play an instrument as a child? Maybe the lessons didn’t quite take. Or, maybe you reached a high level of performance. Either way, you will be welcomed to your child’s group lessons in a Harmony Road Music course. Parents are an essential part of our method. We can’... Read More