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How to Know Your Child is Making Progress with Music Lessons

Posted Monday, September 22 in News

You naturally want your child to be making steady progress in his/her music lessons. You don’t have any intention of investing the time and money for your child to take lessons and not have him show any skills improvement! If you’re not physically sitting in on the lesson every week however listening in on the… Read More

5 Ways to Inspire Musical Inclination

Posted Monday, September 22 in News

Children are great mimickers. In fact, they are natural mirrors, reflecting you in a painfully realistic way. Sometimes it’s a particular phrase, a certain unique gesture, a style of walking—whatever it is, children naturally copy. Sometimes it’s really funny and other times…well, it makes you realize that maybe you need to reevaluate a few things… Read More

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How to Bring Kindermusik Home

Posted Wednesday, September 17 in News

To get the most out each of your Kindermusik classes, you want to be able to bring all of that music and movement from class home with you. Kindermusik @Home Materials offer everything you need to do just that! Listen to your class music During a good portion of Kindermusik class, you and your child… Read More

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5 Things You Should Not Hear When Your Child is Practicing for Music Lessons

Posted Tuesday, September 16 in News

You’re busy working in the kitchen getting things ready for dinner that night or typing away on the computer putting things together for a presentation at work and you hear your child practicing in the other room. You stop for a minute and listen… Is your child’s music practice really supposed to sound like that?! … Read More

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PCS Skillmasters Awards Program in a Nutshell

Posted Monday, September 15 in News

A central part of the Piano Central Studiosprogram, our Music Skillmasters Awards Program provides the framework to help ensure your child receives a well-rounded music education. To make sure parents have an understanding of how the Skillmasters Awards Program works, here is a brief description of each of the seven Skillmasters categories and the possible… Read More

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What and Why of the PCS Skillmasters Classes

Posted Wednesday, September 10 in News

Piano Central Studios offers students and their families the wonderful opportunity of regular Skillmasters performance classes at our studio locations. What is Skillmasters class? Replacing the usual private and semi-private lessons, Skillmasters class serves as an opportunity for students to learn more about music in a group setting. An hour in length, students cover a… Read More

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Ways to Help Your Child Practice the Piano – or any Instrument!

Posted Tuesday, September 9 in News

Consistency in practice, though absolutely necessary, can be extremely difficult to establish as a matter of habit, especially for younger students. As the parent, sometimes it can be difficult knowing how to best help your child learn how to practice. At times the process can sometimes seem frustrating. Whether you’re new to the whole practice… Read More

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How to Maximize Communication with Your Music Teacher

Posted Monday, September 8 in News

Your child’s musical success greatly depends on the relationship you build with your child’s teacher. How exactly do you develop a strong relationship with your teacher? Just as with any relationship, communication ranks at the very top of the relationship-building list. Here are just a few tips to get you started on communicating well with… Read More

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How to Make a Practice Game Plan for Music Lessons

Posted Tuesday, September 2 in News, Tips and Resources

Everyone knows practice is a must for every music student. A big must. Somehow however, there seems to be a disconnect between knowing the importance of practice and actually doing the practicing. What could be the cause? A big part of the issue arises from a lack of planning ahead. Practicing requires a specific time… Read More

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