I apologize for being a bit MIA around the blog lately. I have a couple of projects that I am working on right now for my local MTNA association. One of them is designing a website. It’s about half-way done and if you’re interested in taking a sneak peek, you can click here to see it. :)
Anyway, our last Forum Q&A was a discussion about accepting and then teaching adult students at the students’ homes. We also hit on a few other situations, like females teaching male adult students at the teacher’s home. There was a good overall consensus about handling such situations. It’s so great to get advice and support from others, so thank you all for your contributions to the discussion! (As always, it’s never too late to comment if you haven’t already!)
Here’s the question for today:
What is the ideal role for the parents when it comes to piano lessons? If a parent asks about what they can be doing to help and support their child, what is your answer? Do you require or encourage parents to sit in on lessons? Do you require parents to help young beginners practice? Do you hold yearly or semesterly meetings with parents to discuss progress?
Leave your thoughts in the comments below.