I went to the store today delighted to buy the introductory book for two new piano students I am taking on this month. Can’t wait to show them how easy it is to play piano when you take it a step at a time, and an idea at a time. Can’t wait to see how delighted they are, and their parents are, as they learn to master the challenge. Learning to play piano is learning a second language, and it is a lesson about long term goals and sticking with an idea as much as anything else. It is also an opportunity to teach parents the value of letting their children bring their discoveries home to show the family and to help them own the thrill of accomplishing something outside the home.
Love teaching all those things.