FAQs & Articles

To answer some frequently asked questions, here are some useful articles and sites regarding buying pianos or keyboards, lessons, practicing and other relevant information!


Royal Conservatory Certificate Program Fast Facts

RCM Fast Facts


RCM – A Guide for Parents and Students

RCM Guide For Parents


RCM Guide to Examinations

Guide to RCM Examinations


RCM Frequently Asked Questions

https://www.rcmusic.com/learning/certificate-program-faqs


Choosing a Piano or Keyboard for the Beginning Student 

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


When is a Child Ready For Piano Lessons?

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


Will Online Piano Lessons Really Work for Me or My Child?

https://composecreate.com/will-online-piano-lessons-really-work-for-my-child/


10 Things You Should Do Before Your Child Begins Piano Lessons

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


How To Help Your Child Succeed At The Piano

https://verypiano.com/2018/11/09/helpyourchildwithpiano/


Advice For New (and Experienced) Piano Parents

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


15 Things You Need to Know About Supporting Your Child Learning to Play the Piano

https://elissamilne.com/2014/09/10/15-things-you-need-to-know-about-supporting-your-child-learning-to-play-the-piano/


The Importance of Learning Music Theory

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


Parent Engagement Equals Success in Music Lessons

https://practicehabits.co/parent-engagement-success-music-lessons/?fbclid=IwAR0BO8_N6AwrF3wQhKl_i1tDh4EClyTOpnLLUM7ZHMf2Q-7wXkmiKzgiEPY


It Takes Two Generations… (to Make a Musician)

https://elissamilne.com/2013/12/15/it-takes-two-generations/?fbclid=IwAR3Bv5JArIVr92fiYON8314dgRCWAD8m-SnCOWEXqFPRVqkOmPGhIeml57M


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


The Secrets of Piano Practice…Revealed

https://www.teachpianotoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Practice-Handout-For-Piano-Parents.pdf


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


Why Should My Child Participate in Piano Recitals

Why Should My Child Participate in Piano Recitals


Slumps

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


Time for an Upgrade

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


Listening to Music

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


The Legacy of Music Lessons

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