This letter has been recently doing the rounds on the piano pedagogy forums. Establishing an early supportive, working relationship with the student, the student's parent/s, and the teacher, can really ensure student success. Karen Berger's letter addresses issues that can arise along the way. Warning - the letter is blunt!
"Dear Piano Parents:
You're probably getting mailings right now about fall activities for your kids. The soccer coach wants to know if you're doing traveling team, the Little League coach is scheduling practices, the dance teacher is putting her classes together. And you're wondering about piano lessons for little Johnny or Suzie."
To read more of Karen Berger's letter, go to http://musicalresources.blogspot.com.au/2011/07/truth-about-piano-lessons.html?m=1
The recent Olympics have made us wonder how we could invest so much money in our athletes and receive so little return in the medal count. It hurts even more from the arts industry point of view - just read David Williamson's comments below:
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