Beginner's Guide
Part 2

Getting The Most Out Of Piano & Guitar Lessons!

Piano Lessons & Guitar Lessons in Cherry Hill, NJ

The following guidelines are a continuation from Part 1 of our Beginner's Guide, and will help you to have a successful, rewarding experience learning how to play the piano or guitar.

These are practical tips that we have discovered from years of teaching and our experiences with teaching hundreds of students each year.

4. MAKE PRACTICING EASIER

As with anything, improving in music takes practice. One of the main problems with music lessons is the drudgery of practicing and the fight between parents and students to practice every day. Here are some ways to make practicing easier:

Time
Set the same time every day to practice so it becomes part of a routine or habit. This works particularly well for children. Generally the earlier in the day the practicing can occur, the less reminding is required by parents to get the child to practice.

Repetition
We use this method quite often when setting practice schedules for beginners. For a young child 20 or 30 minutes seems like an eternity. Instead of setting a time frame, we use repetition.

For example, practice this piece 4 times every day, and this scale 5 times a day. The child then does not pay attention to the amount of time they are practicing their instrument, but knows if they are on repetition number 3 they are almost finished.

Rewards
This works very well for both children and adult students. Some adults reward themselves with a cappuccino after a successful week of practicing.

Parents can encourage children to practice by granting them occasional rewards for successful practicing.

Praise tends to be the most coveted award - there just is no substitute for a pat on the back for a job well done. Sometimes we all have a week with little practicing, in that case there is always next week. (Check out our link to the left titled: "How To Get Great Piano Practice Every Day")

5. USE RECOGNIZED TEACHING MATERIALS

There are some excellent materials available that have been developed by professional music educators that are made for students in a variety of situations.

For example; in piano, there are books for very young beginners, and books for adult students that have never played before. There are books that can start you at a level you are comfortable with.

These materials have been researched and are continually upgraded and improved to make learning easier.

Standardized materials ensure that no important part of learning the piano or guitar can inadvertently be left out.

If you ever have to move to a different part of the country, qualified teachers and institutions will recognize the materials and be able to smoothly continue from where the previous teacher left off.

Most Importantly . . .HAVE FUN!!

Music should be something that you enjoy for a lifetime. So, try not to put unrealistic expectations on yourself or your children to learn too quickly. Everyone learns at a different pace and the key is to enjoy the journey.

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Piano Lessons & Guitar Lessons in Cherry Hill, NJ

In-Home Piano & Guitar Lessons 
Proudly Serving: Cherry Hill, Marlton, Evesham Township, Haddonfield and Voorhees, New Jersey 

Phone: (856) 662-6855
Hours: Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST
Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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Cherry Hill Academy of Piano & Guitar
3628 Connecticut Ave.
Pennsuaken, NJ 08109
Phone(856) 662-6855

Office Hours
Monday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday:
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday:
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday:
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 pm -  3:00 pm

Recitals Are Open To Students Of All Levels!


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