Do we need to practice the piano happily? Hear what the experts say

Updated: Dec 24, 2019



1. Happy education is equal to not making rapid progress.

Many piano articles will mention the concept of "happy education", that is, to instill in parents the wrong idea of completely indulging children and giving children a happy childhood, so that many parents have a lot of misunderstandings about "happy education".


The concept of "happy education" was first put forward by Herbert Spencer, a famous British educator and sociologist in the nineteenth century. In his book Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects (Spencer's Happy Education), he wrote: "The purpose of education is to make children a happy person, and the means and methods of education should also be happy." But the "happiness" here does not mean that parents should listen to their children completely and let them play the piano at will.


Education is a noble thing, and learning the piano is an effort to adhere to things, after all, the sky will not drop pie, only through personal efforts and research can we harvest the fruits of success.


Just like learning to play the piano, if there is no lonely training on stage, how can we exchange the wonderful playing moments on stage? Perhaps parents who have read many articles about so-called "happy education" will think that children begin to practice hard at a young age, which is a strangulation of her childhood. But will parents worry about their children's unhappiness when their children win praise from others and develop persistent qualities through playing charm?


A parent once said such a sentence, "Today, in the piano room, the children were forced to practice the piano for more than three hours. The children cried several times, and the five-and-a-half-year-old boy finally persisted and laughed after the practice. Sometimes perseverance is more important than anything else. Make learning a habit and a kind of ability. Only when you grow up, can you live the life you want to live, instead of being at ease with the situation.


Therefore, parents should not be blinded by the so-called "happy education" and miss the best time for their children to learn. As parents, when children have no discrimination ability, they should give more advice and guidance so that children can understand the meaning of learning.


2. Interest is the only teacher for children

Many parents often drink such a bowl of chicken soup. Interest is the only teacher for their children. In fact, is that true? Actually not. Curiosity is a child's nature. Some children make him or her interested in something for a moment, but if he or she is interested in something, he or she may not always be passionate about it.


A friend Amy once told such a story. When her children saw the martial arts in the martial arts movies, they promised to learn martial arts. When Amy reported her children to the martial arts interest class, the children began to shout tired and gave up learning soon.


Lang Lang recalled his piano practice and said, "Interest comes from practice!" Thank you, Dad, for forcing me to practice the piano! Some abilities are innate, but talent doesn't mean you can achieve more with less effort. Life comes step by step, and only when you take this step can you take the next step."


Children can explode unlimited potential at an age suitable for learning. But if a child fails to find out where his or her personal interests lie, parents need to continue to guide him or her.

Examples abound in life. Some children seem to be interested in everything, but most of them are three minutes'enthusiasm. Interest is just a stepping stone for children to succeed, and unremitting efforts are needed to reach the other shore.


3. Achieving the certificate of Grade 10 is tantamount to success in playing the piano.

In the circle of friends, we often see such chicken soup saying, "Children who have passed the piano level 10 are equal to success and success, as if they could hold special concerts casually." Many parents are deeply convinced of this. Actually, this is not the case. For a simple example, most of us have passed STA and ACT, but do we pass this kind of test, which means that we can be an English-American translator? The answer is obviously not, because we all know that it is only a stage proficiency test for college students.


Similarly, the same is true for Piano grading. A child who has passed the 10th grade only represents that he has the basic ability to play, but this does not mean that he has made great achievements in the field of piano.


Only by insisting on practicing piano can we improve the attainment of playing, which is far more meaningful than certificate, because it carries a strong musical accomplishment and culture.


Although chicken soup is good, please don't covet cups. Finally, I hope that parents should make rational screening for all kinds of chicken soup and teach their children in accordance with their aptitude.



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