Many parents may have the same question: "Should I let my kids starting to learn the piano/other instruments casually and see if they have shown any interest in it OR wait until they've reached a certain grade and find a better qualified *professional piano/ instrumental teacher later on?" In this article, I will share with you my opinion on this phenomenon based on my years of experiences in piano teaching and adjudicating competitions. Answer: In my experience, I have rece
How do I know if I found the right teacher for my kids or for myself in learning a musical instrument? In my previous article, I've already pointed out why it's essential to find a qualified music professional to teach your kids at the beginning, when your kids first start learning a musical instrument, but how do I know if the teacher I found is suitable and can bring my kids to a higher level although this teacher has graduated from a music school. Let me have a brief intr
It's not the first time I have heard people say "look at that girl (or boy), she (or he) moves a lot with her (or his) body when playing the piano. She LOOKS so expressive and seems to be enjoying the music that she's playing!" Is it true that we should add more body movement when we are playing the piano (shaking ones head while closing eyes, moving the shoulders up and down, moving the upper body forward and backward from time to time, waving the arms non-stop...) to "show"