Children learn piano, the 7 questions you most want to know
How beautiful the music is! What kind of melody will it play for the children's growing up? What role will you play as a parent: conductor? Audience? Or the performer?
Piano lessons: the 7 questions you most want to know
When it comes to music enlightenment, learning piano is a topic that can not be avoided. Here's a dialogue with the world's top pianists to help you know what you want to know about piano learning.
Wen / Xin Yanhui interview experts / Weihui Mao: Steinway artist (Steinway Artist), American pianist, music art, University of Southern California
Does learning piano require a certain talent?
Weihui Mao: my father is a professor of music, he once said music is 99% inspiration and 1% perspiration, but without the 1% efforts, more talent is wasted. Many parents ask me, "how do I know if my child has a talent for music or a piano talent?" I'm sorry to tell you, such logic is not correct, it is difficult for us to see through the child one can determine whether he is suitable for the piano, only let him try to gradually find out if he has a talent for it.
Need to remind parents, we let the children touch the piano is not to let him become a musician, if not to abandon the talk, so that every child should enjoy the music to bring them happiness, that is to say, every child can learn the piano.
How old is it for a child to start learning the piano?
Weihui Mao: if the child at the age of four or five, he did not oppose the piano, it is best to let him try and several children for a class, feel everyone piano fun after then gradually transition to a course, otherwise, is the beginning of a course, may let the child feel very boring.
How do you know if the piano teacher is suitable for the child?
Weihui Mao: four or five year old child's piano belongs to the stage of enlightenment, a caring, patience and strict teacher is most suitable for this stage of the child. Of course, the premise is the child love, before we make a choice, the best mom took the children to look at the teacher well, ask him I don't know, maybe the children love a teacher just because she looks more beautiful, but the mother also don't ignore the needs of children, because of the chemical reaction between man and man. Wonderful, perhaps because she was pretty close to her children would.
When choosing teacher for children, not too superstitious teacher qualifications, as long as it is graduated from formal music school teacher can meet the needs of children, and a doctor of music may really have no patience to teach from duolaimi.
By the time the child reaches a higher level, he will need more professional training, and then change his child to a more professional teacher. Children need piano teachers at different stages, and it is almost impossible for a teacher to teach a child from childhood.
In the process of children piano, often because of fingering exercises and boring, how to do can not let the children lose interest, and to achieve a better learning effect?
Weihui Mao: Piano, fingering and interest as important, there is no good fingering, children in music on the road is difficult to go further, and the loss of interest, of course, not learn piano.
A good teacher can through the allocation of time to practice both child fingering and interest. I suggest using 1/4 at a time to practice fingering and other time to practice music, which is not boring, but also takes into account children's interests and sense of accomplishment. A good teacher can also compensate for a child's weaknesses through practice.
Mi: day after day repeated practice will inevitably make children conflict or irritable, at this time, parents should do?
Weihui Mao: in our life, there will be a lot to do but have to do things, such as some children do not want to brush your teeth, but it is necessary to do his daily. No one skill is easy to obtain, and must persevere, year after year, hard work. Mom and dad need to do is to send a message to the children, every time of practice is unshakable. But after 20 minutes of practice, he promised that the child's rest time must also be taken off and that the child should not be cheated. Also, practice should allocate time, practice fingering with 1/4 time, and practice music at other times. Over time, the child will know that this is what he has to do every day.
Parents must accompany children to practice?
Weihui Mao: at this stage the child just piano, it is best to have the parents. In the company of the process, parents are children's unconditional fans, even if the child will only play a simple syllable, but also to the confidence of the children, told him to practice very hard today, and made progress.
Each time the exercises are given a name, the mother can make an interesting story with the name so that the child will feel more and more interesting when she plays it.
When the child is a little bigger, the mother can gradually reduce with time, until about 9 years old children can practice alone.