Articles for Parents & Older Students

Here are some great articles for parents and older students to read from the Royal Conservatory and other useful sites regarding lessons, practicing and buying pianos/keyboards. Enjoy!


Royal Conservatory Certificate Program Fast Facts

RCM Fast Facts


RCM – A Guide for Parents and Students

A Guide for Parents and Students


RCM Guide to Examinations

https://www.rcmusic.com/sites/default/files/RCM_CANADA_Guide-to-Examinations_Online.pdf


The Benefits of Music Education

Benefits of Music Education


The Legacy of Music Lessons

https://www.rcmusic.com/sites/default/files/files/tcert/Schmidt_LegacyMusicLessons.pdf


Choosing a Piano or Keyboard for the Beginning Student

https://www.hoffmanacademy.com/blog/choosing-a-piano-or-keyboard-for-the-beginning-student/


What to Look For When Buying a Keyboard

https://www.marshallmusic.co.za/2017/11/17/buy-a-keyboard/


Learn to Read Music with a Piano Teacher

http://www.pianolessonsonline.info/learn-to-read-piano-music-with-a-piano-teacher/


Importance of Learning Musical Theory with Playing Piano

https://bestdigitalpianoguides.com/importance-of-learning-musical-theory-with-playing-piano/


10 Tips For Learning to Play the Piano as an Adult

https://www.deseretindustries.org/blog/ten-tips-for-learning-to-play-the-piano-as-an-adult


When is a Child Ready For Piano Lessons?

http://www.andnextcomesl.com/2014/06/starting-piano-lessons-when-is-child.html


10 Things You Should Do Before Your Child Begins Piano Lessons

https://elissamilne.wordpress.com/2011/08/10/10-things-you-should-do-before-your-child-begins-piano-lessons/


Advice For New (and Experienced) Piano Parents

http://verypiano.com/2017/08/31/advice-new-experienced-piano-parents/


3 Things Parents Must Tell Their Children When They Begin a Musical Instrument

https://nafme.org/3-things-parents-must-tell-their-children-when-they-begin-a-musical-instrument/


The Importance of Learning Music Theory

https://thevault.musicarts.com/importance-of-learning-music-theory/


4 Ways to Help Your Child Practice When You Aren’t a Musician

http://www.wemakethemusic.org/blog/2016/4/25/the-parent-practice-problem-4-ways-to-help-your-child-practice-when-you-arent-a-musician


How Parents Can Help Their Child Practice Piano At Home

Parent Practice Guide


5 Tips to Help Your Children Practice

https://www.overstuffedlife.com/2014/01/five-tips-to-help-your-children-practice.html?m=1


Practice and Parents

https://www.rcmusic.com/sites/default/files/files/tcert/Schmidt_PracticeandParents.pdf


Practice Habits

https://www.rcmusic.com/sites/default/files/files/tcert/Schmidt_PracticeHabits.pdf


How to End Practice Wars at Home

https://www.teachpianotoday.com/2012/09/18/how-to-create-peaceful-practice-and-end-practice-wars-for-good/


Practice Plans, Goals, and Technique

https://www.rcmusic.com/sites/default/files/files/tcert/Schmidt_PracticePlansGoals.pdf


Practice Tips for Making Your Practice Time Really Count! 

Practice Tips for Making Your Practice Time Really Count


Why Your Child Can’t Skip Music Practice Tonight

Why Your Child Can’t Skip Music Practice Tonight


Slumps

https://www.rcmusic.com/sites/default/files/files/tcert/Schmidt_SlumpsPDF.pdf


Listening to Music

https://www.rcmusic.com/sites/default/files/files/tcert/Schmidt_ListeningtoMusic.pdf


Time to Upgrade

https://www.rcmusic.com/sites/default/files/files/tcert/Schmidt_TimeforUpgradePDF.pdf


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