C.S. asks from Argyle, TX on April 02, 2007
Piano Teacher In/around Flower Mound
I would like to start my almost 5 year old in Piano Lessons. I'd prefer someone who would come to our home to give them, but if it's close enough, another location is doable. It would need to be in the Flower Mound/Highland Village/Argyle area. I just don't know how to find someone reliable and experienced, so I thought I'd try here! Any suggestions or leads would be appreciated!
G.W. answers from Auburn on April 02, 2007
I wanted to agree with the other ladies that five is a little early to try piano (serious piano). My daughter has been taking lessons for a year and she will be 9 in August. Her teacher is wonderful, a retired music teacher who is very patient and gentle. She will not do children under seven because she says they really don't have the finger strength for the piano. Also, some reading really is important. Having been through this last year with my daughter, I could not imagine having started her any earlier. Learning the piano is hard work, my daughter and I have had many unortunate attitude issues because she doesn't always want to practice or she gets mad if she doesn't pick something up on the first try (she's very Type A like her mom). She does love to play, though, and loves the attention that others give her when they hear her play her beautiful pieces. So I'm all for piano but you may want to give it another two years, I think you would have much better results in the long run.
M.A. answers from Dallas on August 21, 2007
My name is Rondi, and I am a piano teacher in Flower Mound. I studied both music education as well as child development in college (UNT), and currently run my own studio, where I teach students starting at age 3. I'm a mommy of 2...my daughter is 4 and my son is 1. I LOVE to work with young children- this is the BEST time to develop a love of music in them! The curriculum that I use is made specifically for preschool students, and uses characters (Mozart Mouse & Beethoven Bear) to "tell a story" as the child moves through the book. My goal is to teach them to love and appreciate music, and I have had awesome results! In fact, I started my own daughter at age 3. I agree that pushing a very young child would be a bad idea, but it is DEFINITELY possible to teach them positively at a young age. Please contact me ASAP if you're interested, or if you'd like to set up an appointment to chat about details- my available spots for the Fall Semester are filling up QUICKLY:-).
A. answers from Dallas on April 02, 2007
Just wanted to let you know that i have a few good friends, in my home stat of Ohio, that have masters in music and teach piano, and when I asked them when I should start my kids in piano, they advised me not to try until they could really read well. I know that there are ways of teaching younger kids, but they all agreed that 6 or 7 was a better age, due to attention span, abiblity to comprehend what they are doing, and they have a greater desire at that age to progress in a new skill. Obviously, you are the mom and you know what you think is best, but I just wanted to share what I have learned. Have fun ~A.~
E. answers from Dallas on April 02, 2007
WinKids on FM2499 offers piano lessons. Last year my daughter(5 year old) took a few lessons there. The teacher was nice, but my daughter just wasn't ready yet. The rooms are small and only the teacher and student fit in the room. I was asked to wait out in the hall.
R. answers from Dallas on April 03, 2007
Try Piano Lessons for Your home :
Ask for Kevin Pyle to be your teacher. He's great with the younger kids. My DD started Piano at 5 and Kevin got her off on a great start.