I was talking to a very concerned Mum yesterday.

She was quite distressed as she has been paying for piano lessons for her 15-year-old daughter for almost 8 years and she said that she still couldn’t play anything much!

Yes, she’s been taught how to pass exams but it sounds as though she hasn’t developed a SOUL relationship with the instrument and can’t actually sit down at the piano and just PLAY!

I know, I know! This sounds absurd but unfortunately, it is a story I hear all too often. I’m convinced it’s because of the way she’s been taught. We have had so many developments in neuroscience and educational research into how we LEARN best but for some reason, for the most part, the piano is taught in the same way it was centuries ago!!! 

Crazytown if you ask me.

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