我的孩子适合学钢琴吗？Is my child fit for playing the piano?
Not everyone can become a pianist, but everyone has the potential to learn piano. It is advisable for kids over 3 years to start piano education since they are sensitive to music, and able to count from 1 to 10. They should not be deprived of the right to learn piano by such excuses as “improper finger size”, “whether sitting for a long time or”, or “parents not having musical talent”. Human beings are born with music potential, just like the ability to speak mother tongue. All kids will benefit for his/her whole life if they have interest, are guided properly and love piano.
学钢琴的孩子会更优秀吗？ Will kids be more excellent if learning piano?
According to authoritative data, the piano, among all kid’s hobbies, has the greatest impact on improving 3Q (IQ, EQ and AQ), the most influential factors for people's success. Kids who receive regular piano education from an early age will have better concentration, learning ability, self-confidence and artistic qualities in the future.
孩子的兴趣能持续多久？ How long can the interest in piano last?
Chinese parents often admire that foreign kids can integrate piano into life, and express feelings through with piano and music. It is actually not so difficult that our children can also do it. Good courses can inspire kids’ continuous interest, and fully develop their musical potential and creativity. The piano can be a life-long hobby thanks to proper teaching methods.
学钢琴就必须考级吗？ Must kids take the piano grading test?
Parents do hope that children, through learning piano, can really fall in love with piano and music, and hold it as a life-long hobby. However, traditional learning method targeted to higher piano grading leads to boring and mechanical learning process with limited content. Thus, the real aim of learning piano is difficult to achieve. We can choose scientifically arranged courses, use grading test as a means for stage assessment, and encourage our children to take such international grading test as the one organized by ABRSM (Associated Board Royale School of Music).
学钢琴就要先买钢琴吗？ Is it necessary to buy the piano when starting to learn?
It is advisable for parents to choose a proper piano school first, and decide to buy the piano based on course arrangement and whether to practice the piano or not. Other factors should also be taken into account, including living area, budget, and etc. It is also advisable to decide after professional teachers giving their suggestion.
为什么很多朋友的孩子学琴很痛苦？ Why is it so painful for many children to learn the piano?
Piano is not wrong, neither is the child. Backward educational practice is wrong. Children will lose interest because of dull and repetitive mechanical exercises, and waste their talent because of having no chance to play on the stage and of over-utilitarian learning purposes. They can play happily only with interest and sense of accomplishment.
家长该如何选择钢琴学校 How will parents choose piano training school?
1.About environment: formal piano training schools should have good hardware facilities, including warm and comfortable environment, plenty of space and high-quality pianos. All these factors will have imperceptible influence in kids’ memories about the piano.
2.About courses: formal piano training schools should have a unified teaching materials and plans, and support system. Courses should be suitable for kids’ personality traits, learning characteristics and memory rules, and turn to the real essence of piano and music learning. Only with such course arrange can children have continuous passion and interest.
3.About teachers: Enlightenment stage is of great importance for children starting to learn piano. Teachers must have professional background and be familiar with kid’s personality traits, so as to lay a solid foundation in this key stage.
Differences between Note Piano and traditional piano training courses
|诺特钢琴课程 Note Piano||传统钢琴课程 Traditional piano training courses|
Our music courses and piano lessons are tailored for children from age 3 to 7, and our goal is to develop every child’s potential through a fun and relaxed learning environment.
Courses come from various resources and are not tailored for children, without focus on the inherent law of children’s development and piano learning.
Note Piano has a professional full-time teaching team. All have earned their degrees in music education or piano performance and passed induction training in Note US base. They know how to encourage students and learn by fun.
Teachers are mainly part-time ones to give boring and simple lessons, who may not have high skills or professional background. There is no uniform training or supervision system for them.
Note Piano aims to inspire kids’ fabulous musical competent, elegant temperament, and broad international perspective through happy and professional musical courses.
Children just practice specific pieces only for passing piano grading tests, while teachers ignore to cultivate kids’ comprehensive music competence, or even deprive kids of interest in piano.
Note Piano adopts the philosophy of play piano and play fun and gives bilingual lessons to kids in proper age groups, so as to inspire kids’ interest and music potential.
Children cannot be inspired because of dull and mechanical teaching and repeated practice of same contents.
Based on syllabus in music academies in Europe and US, Note Piano sets teaching objectives in a scientific way, with five parts all covered including music theory, music performance, playing skills, listening training and creative composition.
Focus is put on playing, but not on music theory course, aural skills or creative composition.
Note Piano provides tailored-made courses, warm and cheerful environment, and classrooms of international standards.
Teaching environment is not specifically designed for children, mainly being dark, crowded or family style.