An open letter to my students’ parents:

 The more involved you are in your child’s learning endeavor, the more progress your child will make. In my opinion, it’s as simple as that. You don’t have to be present during the lesson, but it’s great if you are.  Awareness of what’s happening during our lesson time will give you a much better understanding of what your child should be working on throughout the week: what you should hear them practicing and more importantly: how they should be practicing.   

I strongly encourage you to sit in on the lesson (in-studio or virtual), watch the video playback on your own time, stay within earshot of your child’s daily practice sessions or best of all: sit down at the piano with your child.  Sitting with them and helping them to continue their training with good practice routines is the most effective and helpful thing you can do for their progress.  No matter how you choose to stay involved, and even if you know nothing about music, you are making a very positive impact on your child’s learning rate and overall experience.  I’m thanking you right now for all the help and support you give, and your child will thank you later!