Summer Piano Lessons
While it may seem intuitive to take a break in piano lessons for the summer, to match the school term, I encourage students to continue their lessons through the summer. Simply put, piano is one of those skills that require consistent work to be maintained. For example, while you may not completely forget how to cook if you take a two month break, you may find your veggie chopping skills to decrease if you haven’t had to practice every day. Even though I am not taking piano lessons anymore, I still practice my scales everyday to maintain my chops. There is nothing like consistent work to continue developing a skill. Besides this reason, here are 3 more reasons to continue lessons throughout the summer.
- It Keeps the Students’ Minds Sharp While They are Out of School
- Piano lessons and practice will keep the kids’ minds active. Besides having to coordinate two hands, music is full of math, logic, and of course, creativity.
- It’s a Nice Break From the Sun
- Of course, kids are meant to go play in the sun while the weather is amazing. However, should they be outside in the glaring sun everyday? Piano lessons and practice provides a nice creative outlet for kids when they have received too much sun.
- It’s a Great Time for the Students to Really Explore Their Musical Talent
- While school comes first for 10 months of the year, piano and music can finally take priority in those 2 summer months. Throughout this last summer, we have worked extensively on improvisation, recording, and technical development. With all this extra work, we can move on to new challenges in September.