It's actually quite common for studnents to want to quit piano lessons; it's a bit like when a kid gets a puppy and then later realizes that the thing poops, pees, howls, and needs to be fed and trained otherwise they become little monsters.
Messing around and playing random notes on the piano is easy, but to get proficient at it takes hard work.
What kind of lesson do you think kids learn if at the first sign of work and hardship they're allowed to quit piano lessons?
"Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit" - Vince Lombardi Jr.
In a previous post I talked about the importance of parental support in a student's musical journey and mentioned my own story of wanting to quit piano--unsuccessfully, thanks mom. Recently I've stumbled on a couple more related posts and videos that I'd like to share with you!
Have you ever wondered what somebody with a Ph.D. in Education thinks about music education? Well I'm here to tell you--your wait is over!
Okay, even if you've never wondered that in your life, my brother recently passed his dissertation defense and received his Ph.D. in Education from the University of California, Irvine. If you want proof, to the left is a picture of him making his presentation in for the professors. As you will see, his writing is a lot more research-y than my blog posts, enjoy :)
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