Welcome to the Newsletter for April 2021 for Dallas Piano Academy. Dallas Piano Academy offers fun piano lessons for all ages - kid's piano lessons and adult piano lessons too!
Mrs. Emmick attended a conference of music teachers earlier this month in Nashville, TN. She was presented with a “Faith Belief Action Award” to recognize the growth of Dallas Piano Academy over the past year! Thank you for your support to make this award possible!
Congrats to these students for recently passing challenges in the Musical Ladder System! More challenges are coming in May! Check out future newsletters for lists of more accomplished students!
This is the perfect time of year to tune your piano! Just like having your car serviced, your piano should be tuned regularly to keep it well maintained. Once a year is a good goal. If you need a recommendation, we use Andrew Daniel for our tuning needs. If you call him, please let him know that Lisa Emmick referred you in our newsletter. 903-466-6024; firstname.lastname@example.org
It's time for our spring recital showcase! See your teacher for more information about how to participate in this performance opportunity.
Q: My kids don’t want to practice. What is wrong?
A:Nothing! A common misconception is that a parent should not have to remind their child to practice. When a child complains about practice or doesn't practice without reminders, parents often misconstrue these normal behaviors as a sign that their child should quit piano because they weren't “meant for it” or “don't love it enough.”
It is normal for children to avoid practice. After all, practice is hard! But as we all know, great accomplishments do not come easy. Improvement in any instrument or at any activity requires spending time doing it. Getting your children to practice, even when they don't want to, is just one part of the process when your child is learning an instrument.
It is also normal for children to forget to practice. This is where parents can really help out with gentle reminders. Probably the best way to help remember it is by putting it on a daily “to do” list – just like brushing their teeth or making their bed, it becomes part of a regular routine.
Children go through stages… some months they love playing the piano and you won't even need to ask them to practice, and some months they will feel it's just too hard. They will go back and forth a lot and there is nothing abnormal about this. Teaching a child to stick with something and take the committed route, through thick and thin (and especially in today’s world of instant gratification) relates to much more than learning a musical instrument – it is an important life lesson too!