How to Get a Child to Practice Using a Reward System

 Rewards are the best way to captivate children towards piano practice!

Rewards are the best way to captivate children towards piano practice!

Like all other activities, children get to learning piano excitedly. But as time passes, they start feeling bored due to constant and regular practice required for piano playing. So it becomes difficult to keep them captivated to carry on with their regular piano practice. At the same time, it is also true that without regular piano practice, all efforts in learning piano go waste. The best solution is to use a Reward System to get a child to practice piano playing regularly. You just need to use this system precisely so that the child keeps on engaged in practice regularly and that too without losing interest.

You can use some things liked by the child to get in lieu of practicing and reaching the performance goals. Always remember that these rewards must be awarded to the child only if he practices piano properly while completely concentrating on it.

You may associate different rewards with different techniques of piano playing. As an instance, you may offer to reward the child with some stickers or comic books for memorization technique or correct rhythm. Similarly, you may fix some other things liked by the child such as a game or toy for accomplishment of playing with dynamics or correct articulation.

You may also use music in the form of a reward system. You may allow the child to select a piece of music liked by him to be played on the piano. It can be done after accomplishment of particular goal as far as piano playing is concerned. It will give you a chance to know about the choice of child as far as music is concerned.

Apart from this, you may also use verbal praise and compliments as well as monetary rewards to keep a child motivated towards piano practice.

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Piano Soundtrack To Kill a Mockingbird: Where to Find the Sheet Music

 An unforgettable soundtrack!

An unforgettable soundtrack!

To Kill a Mockingbird is a popular piano soundtrack from 1962. It was composed by Elmer Bernstein, Bronislau Kaper and André Previn. This piano soundtrack was released by Mainstream records in 1991. Since it is a popular soundtrack and is played time and again on different occasions, almost all pianists wish to play it at least once in their lifetime. For those, who are newbie and are leaning piano, they can also play this soundtrack by downloading its sheet music from various music websites available online. Here is list of some of these for your convenience.

This piano soundtrack is easily available at Musicnotes.com. Here, you will find a digital sheet music which is printable. You can also get an interactive downloadable digital sheet music file. There are four pages of sheet music for this soundtrack on this website.

You can also find sheet music for this popular soundtrack on Justmusiq.com. It has a digital sheet music which can be downloaded easily.

SheetMusicFox.com is another website which makes available a printable or downloadable sheet music for this well-admired soundtrack. You can even view the files on the website itself. All you need to have is a pdf supporting software on your system. It is because this websites supports only pdf software for the music files.

Similarly, you can also find sheet music for To Kill a Mockingbird on the website OnlineSheetMusic.com.

One more website in the list to download music sheet for this sound track is Tuneheaven.com.

Download the soundtrack for you and enjoy playing it.

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How to Break Into Improv Piano

Improvisation in piano needs sheer interest to discover more!

Improvisation in piano needs sheer interest to discover more!

Learning and practicing on the same concept is something monotonous and we tend to stagnate at some point. The same should not occur while learning piano and that is why improvisation is vital in the course of learning piano. To put it in better words, improvisation in terms of piano is to perform without preparation. In general, it is the jazz players who concentrate on improvisation. There are some simple steps to be followed for improving in piano playing. First of all, your versatility of the subject is vital. The more you know, the more you could improve easily. Learn in depth about the scales of piano like B major and other sharp notes.

Once you feel confident about the scales, jump into chords so that it would be easy for trying the quartals, triad chords and others. Having made yourself thorough about the basics, there are some good techniques to try your hand in improvisation. The first method is to have your left hand playing the background in the same key, while the right plays the melody. After two or three repetitions, once you are confident, switch between the keys and give the same tune a try. The second method is to play 4/4 piece getting a single chord in the left hand and try to improve the melody with the right. Then switch on to the second chord and do the same procedure. Repeat until you are confident.

So we see that the methods of improvisation in piano are vast and easy to comprehend. So, if you are interested in improvisation, it is high time to give it a try! If you’d like to get more into piano, we can help!

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Piano: Hobby or Career? How to Tell

Learning piano for either hobby or career is not the issue. Passion is all that matters!

Learning piano for either hobby or career is not the issue. Passion is all that matters!

Playing piano could be either for hobby or for making some means of livelihood. Whatever might be the purpose, one has to be clear in explaining the role of piano in his or her life. While in the field of playing music, it is quiet natural to switch over from hobby to career or vice versa. Whatever the case may be, it is sheer enthusiasm that makes one to get involved into music. Piano is no exemption from this, but here, if hobby is converted into a monetizing aspect, the classes would be more passionate and interesting.

Of course, it does not mean that if any one takes up piano teaching as profession, it has to be hectic. But when it is learnt as a hobby, more of interest and enthuse would be poured to widen the knowledge horizons. So turning the same into profession would be much fascinating. In other words, while hobby is taken as a matter of interest, career is sometimes chosen under compulsion. In general, this is the point that makes the difference between a hobby and career. Is it not? Not necessary that every art you learn has to be monetized. Hobby is something related with mind and satiation of heart and so, if you are interested, you could channelize your talents via some weekend classes or webinars so that it would be refreshing for you too.

To sum it up, learning piano for either hobby or for the sake of career, it is up to the choice of the individual, but whatever might be the reason behind it, the learning process should be done whole-heartedly. If you’d like to get more into piano, we can help!

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Benefits of Learning Piano in Adulthood

Enjoying Piano in adulthood

Enjoying Piano in adulthood

Piano is an ageless magical instrument. You can learn it anywhere, anytime and at any age. It is the love and dedication towards the music that inspires one to learn piano. Usually, it is believed to be a good piano player you should start learning as early as possible. But there is no hard and fast rule to it. There is no age limit to learn anything it is the passion that drives a person and same goes with learning piano. No doubt there are ample benefits of learning since your childhood, but if you have the passion then even adulthood is no barrier to it.

Here are some benefits of learning piano in adulthood:

Easy Learning- Adults are better learners than kids. They can grasp things more easily and quickly. So, they can easily learn piano in lesser time as compared to kids. The adults can easily understand the tunes and notes whereas kids are little slow.

Breaks Monotony – Learning piano in adulthood gives you break from your monotonous routine. You learn something new and fresh in your life. This infuses new life in you and also it is a personal up-gradation.

Boost Confidence- Learning piano and then playing it in a gathering or family function will surprise your family and friends. It will help you to prove yourself and also boost your confidence.

Relaxes You- Playing piano is a stress releaser. It lightens and clears your mind. It helps you to forget your day to day tensions and enjoy music.
We wish you happy piano playing.

If you’d like to get more into piano, we can help! If you’re in the New York City area, check out the piano classes and instructors on HeyKiki and find the perfect piano training for you. If you’re looking for someone in the NYC area to train with, we have piano buddies on HeyKiki just waiting to connect with you!

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