Not Another Piano Prodigy!

Building more and more piano prodigies It’s said that you’re only young once—and sometimes not even that. “Canada’s piano superstar is 8 years old,” proclaimed the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. earlier this year. The superstar in question, Kevin Chen, passed the country’s piano teacher exam and is studying at the Royal Conservatory of Music. Five-year-old Ryan Read More …

What Is A Child Piano Prodigy?

Define Child Prodigy: In psychology research literature, the term child prodigy is defined as a person under the age of ten who produces meaningful output in some domain to the level of an adult expert performer. Child prodigies are rare; and, in some domains, there are no child prodigies at all. Prodigiousness in childhood does Read More …

How to Support Your Child In Piano Lessons

14 Things You Need to Know About Supporting Your Child Learning to Play the Piano This list was first published in It Takes Two Generations at the end of 2013.  If you’re a parent who has no background in playing a musical instrument it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the number of things the piano teacher accidentally Read More …

Parents Should Force Piano Lessons

Parents Absolutely Should Force Their Kids to Take Music Lessons By Paul Berman September 19, 2013 Should children study violin—or rather, be forced to study piano? Or forced to study ballet? Mark Oppenheimer published a piece in The New Republic the other day asking this question in the urgent manner of a dad fretting over his daughter’s education. Oppenheimer tells us Read More …