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Can You Learn to Play Piano as An Adult

Can you learn to play piano as an adult?

If I had a dollar for every time an adult came up to me and told me “I took piano lessons as a child, and wish I hadn’t quit”, then I would not have to teach piano at all.

But, can you really learn to play the piano as adult? What are the challenges to doing so?

You Have to Practice

This is a well known factor in learning play or do anything. If you don’t practice your new skill, then you won’t reap the rewards.

But how long should you practice, and how often? How long it takes you to learn something is directly proportionate to the time you spend working on it. But, as an adult when you combine working, and all of the responsibilities that come along with life, it can be hard, so I like to use this rule

The Rule of 10

As a mom of 6, business woman and teacher, it can also be hard for me to get in my practice time. So, I went and bought a small kitchen timer.

The Rule of 10 works like this. When you need to practice, set your timer immediately for 10 minutes and sit down to play.

When the timer goes off, re-evaluate if you want to keep going or if you need to move on to something else.

Often times, it’s the getting started that hinders what you want to achieve. So set your timer for 10 minutes and then re-evaluate.

It’s that simple, and can go a long way in learning to play the piano as an adult.

How long will it take to learn to play?

That depends on you and the teaching methods of your teacher. What I have learned is that adults need an easy, method to learn to play for their own enjoyment.  Therefore, teaching you from the beginning a strict classical way to play probably will not work for you.

What you need is an easy, quick way to understand the piano and be able to play it through songs that you love. Not everyone wants to learn to play “Fur Elise” by Beethoven, but lots want to learn to play what songs they grew up listening to.

You should find a teacher that has both classical training, and modern day training so that you can practically learn how to play for your own enjoyment.

If you’re looking for that kind of piano teacher, email me here and let’s chat! ParkHillPianoStudio1@Gmail.Com

 

Free Online Piano Lessons For Kids

Free Online Piano Lessons for Kids!

It is finally here! Park Hill Piano Studio is adding it’s online piano lesson program for kids at the online site called Learn To Play Piano Kids

In this new program is free piano lessons to that will take the student age 4 through 12 through an entire years worth of lessons for free.

You might as why I did this. Here’s why:

  • Kids change their minds. How many other parents out there have soccer shoes or a trumpet stuffed in the back of their closet because their child just desperately wanted to play that sport or that instrument?
  • It helps your budget. The investment that the student, parent and teacher make into private lessons is time consuming and costs close to $1500 per year. Find out if they are really interested in private lessons by trying the free lessons first.
  • It saves time. If you have more than one child, sometimes you might feel like a glorified taxi driver. You are constantly driving one to this practice and the other to this event.  Learning to play online from your own home allows the student to log in and learn when they want.

Make sure you subscribe to the online lesson program at here

Happy Holidays From Park Hill Piano Studio

Happy Holidays from Park Hill Piano Studio!

This past year was quite an eventful one. We changed locations, and downsized the studio back to it’s origins. Doing so put a lot of things in perspective for me.

Originally, when I opened the studio in 2012, I outgrew my tiny location. So I thought that moving to a commercial location was the best bet, And I had it there for over 2 years.

There were lots of ups and downs, but most of all I felt that the studio had turned into more of a profit focus and not a customer focus. And I didn’t like that at all.

Here at Park Hill Piano Studio, it is important to me that each student gets the time they deserve, that prices don’t hurt parent’s pocketbooks, and that the student’s in Little Rock are getting the best private piano and voice lesson education they can get.

The studio got too big for me, and I decided to step back to my origins.

The kids are enjoying fresh cookies this month, and I’ve got lots of things lined up for the New Year as far as games and achievement programs.

It’s going to be exciting! If you’re interested in lessons, please take moment to fill out the info kit form on the front page at http://www.parkhillpianostudio.com

Looking forward to a great New Year in 2017!

 

Starting Children In Guitar Lessons

Starting children in guitar lessons is something that we get a lot here at the studio.

In today’s pop culture, lots of children are seeing their favorite pop stars playing the guitar. Before you start your child in guitar lessons, here a few things you need to know.

Children learn differently than adults

Finding the right teacher for your child will be the first step in ensuring the success at learning to play guitar. Find one that has experience with children, and that your child enjoys taking lessons from. The student/teacher relationship is an important one, and if your child has a hard time understanding the teaching methods of their guitar teacher, or the personalities don’t match, then the student will less likely enjoy lessons.

Mr. Adams, the guitar teacher associated with us, has a Masters Degree in Education, and has been teaching in the public school system for many years.

Children need positive reinforcement, and achievement recognition

Taking guitar lessons should be an engaging way for your child to get positive reinforcement when they’ve got in some good practice before their lesson.  Find a teacher that recognizes that, and your child will be more excited to practice.

Children need guitars that will be best suited for them

Just like not all guitar teachers are the same, the instruments themselves aren’t either.  If you have an old guitar stuffed away in the closet, it might be too big for your child to comfortably play, so check with your teacher on the best options for guitars for children. Dogtown Sound is a great instrument store in North Little Rock to get a start on shopping local. Don’t always trust what you find online. Guitars need special setting up for making playing easier.

Now that you know just few things you need for your child to get started in guitar lessons, we’d like to invite you to reach out to Mr. Adams, and learn more about getting your child started! He can be contacted directly at (501)416-3594

 

Park Hill Piano Studio Accepting Applications for Voice Lessons 2016-2017

Park Hill Piano Studio located at 3720 JFK Blvd in North Little Rock, Arkansas is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year for new students interested in voice lessons.

We have quite a standard for the type of students we are looking for. There is a lot of work on the teacher’s part in setting a student up for success in voice lessons. So, we are looking for students that are absolutely serious about learning to play, committing to practice, and achieving their goals in voice study.

If you would like for yourself or your child to be considered for interview, please apply by clicking here

Park Hill Piano Studio Accepting Applications for Violin Students for 2016-2017

Park Hill Piano Studio located at 3720 JFK Blvd in North Little Rock, Arkansas is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year for new students interested in violin lessons.

We have quite a standard for the type of students we are looking for. There is a lot of work on the teacher’s part in setting a student up for success in violin lessons. So, we are looking for students that are absolutely serious about learning to play, committing to practice, and achieving their goals in violin study.

If you would like for yourself or your child to be considered for interview, please apply by clicking here

Park Hill Piano Studio Accepting Applications for Cello Students 2016-2016

Park Hill Piano Studio located at 3720 JFK Blvd in North Little Rock, Arkansas is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year for new students interested in cello lessons.

We have quite a standard for the type of students we are looking for. There is a lot of work on the teacher’s part in setting a student up for success in cello lessons. So, we are looking for students that are absolutely serious about learning to play, committing to practice, and achieving their goals in cello study.

If you would like for yourself or your child to be considered for interview, please apply by clicking here

Park Hill Piano Studio Accepting Applications for Guitar Students 2016-2017

Park Hill Piano Studio located at 3720 JFK Blvd in North Little Rock, Arkansas is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year for new students interested in guitar lessons.

We have quite a standard for the type of students we are looking for. There is a lot of work on the teacher’s part in setting a student up for success in guitar lessons. So, we are looking for students that are absolutely serious about learning to play, committing to practice, and achieving their goals in guitar study.

If you would like for yourself or your child to be considered for interview, please apply by clicking here

Park Hill Piano Studio Accepting Applications For Flute Students 2016-2017

Park Hill Piano Studio located at 3720 JFK Blvd in North Little Rock, Arkansas is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year for new students interested in flute lessons.

We have quite a standard for the type of students we are looking for. There is a lot of work on the teacher’s part in setting a student up for success in flute lessons. So, we are looking for students that are absolutely serious about learning to play, committing to practice, and achieving their goals in flute study.

If you would like for yourself or your child to be considered for interview, please apply by clicking here

Park Hill Piano Studio Accepting Applications for Piano Students 2016-2017

Park Hill Piano Studio located at 3720 JFK Blvd in North Little Rock, Arkansas is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year for new students interested in piano lessons.

We have quite a standard for the type of students we are looking for. There is a lot of work on the teacher’s part in setting a student up for success in piano lessons. So, we are looking for students that are absolutely serious about learning to play, committing to practice, and achieving their goals in piano study.

If you would like for yourself or your child to be considered for interview, please apply by clicking here