As a piano teacher, my goal is to provide a well-rounded and engaging music education that will develop a lifelong love of music in young piano students. Private music lessons enrich the lives of every student in invaluable ways. Music lessons with a good teacher will help your child in every area of life, for the rest of their life.
As a business owner, it is necessary to possess and develop the qualities of creativity, poise, and perseverance, and be able to receive critical feedback without being crushed by it. These are all qualities that, for me, had their beginnings at the piano keyboard.
Here are just a few reasons it is beneficial to have your child in private lessons!
It’s not just about playing the music!
It’s very important to own a piano before you begin piano lessons. Resist the urge to "give piano lessons a try" before purchasing an instrument – that will most certainly end the lesson experience before it has had a real chance to blossom, and it will end with a frustrated child!
I always provide the pros and cons of each kind of instrument whenever a prospective student is in the market for a new piano. I generally recommend digital pianos to my students in the Boston area because they are more easily moveable, require no maintenance, and resell very easily. But I personally love my beautiful acoustic grand pianos!
Choosing a piano teacher can seem very overwhelming.
“Of all the choices in my town, how do I choose the teacher that will be the best?”
“What should I look for in a teacher?”
“How will I know if my child will connect well with this teacher?”
Here is a list I suggest to parents to go over when they are in the process of choosing a new teacher:
Michal Grace Harris
Piano Teacher & Accompanist