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The Keys to Enjoying Piano Lessons in Singapore

In this article, we explore the tips and teaching methods to help you prolong the longevity and enjoyment of piano lessons.

February 5, 2024

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The piano is one of the ideal instruments for the beginning of one’s musical journey. It is easy to use and can even be picked up at the young age of 4 years old. Most of you would probably remember your parents sending you to piano lessons after your tuition on the weekends!

But once we sign up for lessons – what's next? As we grow older, it gets more difficult to commit to the practice and we eventually find ourselves questioning why we even took up learning the piano in the first place. And as our eagerness fades over time, so too does our enjoyment.  

If you’re looking for a way to enjoy piano lessons in Singapore without having to feel the burden of commitment to practice to no end, then look no further! We’ll cover some tips to ensure your piano lesson journey will be fun and exciting for a long time to come!

Set Some Goals for Yourself

Setting a goal or two along the way would give you something to look forward to as you journey through your piano lessons. Of course, don’t expect yourself to play Flight of the Bumblebee on your first try. Instead, try peppering your music journey with realistic and achievable goals to achieve along the way.  

The importance of setting goals by The Royal Conservatory of Music highlights that:

“Students are often motivated to develop and demonstrate their competence. However, psychologists generally find that mastery goals lead to longer-term achievement for students and lower rates of drop-out.”  

So, pace yourself and work towards achieving your goals with your teacher and remember to acknowledge how far you have come!

Stay Focused with Personalized Lessons

We find that conducting lessons in-person and one-to-one yields more benefits. You will have the undivided attention of your teacher and receive real-time and personalized feedback.  

You get to set the pace of your learning and unleash your true potential without being held back or feeling pressured. Having a personalized lesson also ties in with goal setting. Maybe you want to learn your favourite song – you could set that as a goal and work towards it together with your teacher. 

This also means flexibility on your end. Being able to re-schedule without worry so you can focus on what you need to do and come back to the lesson with renewed vigour.

Explore Various Genres

Exploring the different genres is also a way to keep your learning journey fresh while widening your knowledge of music. Plus, you get the chance to discover what resonates with you. 

To increase their technical abilities in the instrument, the best budding pianists venture into an array of musical styles such as:

  • - Classical
  • - Jazz
  • - Pop
  • - Contemporary

The experiences you get are plentiful from embodying a range of genres and present a more meaningful and fulfilling learning journey. 

Get Creative!

As you traverse the different stages, you go beyond the physical act of hitting the keys and venture into a world where your emotions can be translated or transformed into something tangible.  
A comprehensive review of Creativity Research in Music Education suggests that:

“In nurturing the creative thinking abilities of the music student, teachers can reaffirm the student's uniqueness of perception and innate ability to build his or her own relationships and meanings from musical perception into a product which is both unique and satisfying.”

It could be spicing up your rendition of a song by adding your interpretation, even composing your own songs! Let your creativity run wild as you discover your inner melody.  

Have a Conducive Learning Environment

Imagine if you’re in a dull-coloured, cramped room with only a small window. Would you feel relaxed to pick up a new skill? Probably not.  

Studies have shown that certain colours affect how a child learns and absorbs information. “For example, using yellow in your classroom will encourage children to be creative and will also help you maintain their attention.”
(FYI, there is a music school in Singapore that is completely yellow!)

Aside from a vibrantly colour-ed studio, having enough space for the parents of younger children to be there with them or observe the lesson through transparent and soundproof doors will enable them to be in the loop with their child's learning progress and feel more assured.  

Choose The Right Music School

Music schools play a huge part in ensuring that piano lessons remain accomplished yet enjoyable through setting goals, focused and personalized lessons, exploration of genres, and getting creative and a conducive learning environment. At Aureus Academy, we uphold these elements to ensure enjoyable and fulfilling piano lessons in Singapore.  

So, when you are ready, click that button at the bottom to book a free trial with us and kickstart, or resume, your musical journey with the piano!

Sources: 

Flight of the Bumblebee

The importance of setting goals | The Royal Conservatory of Music (rcmusic.com)

Children's Satisfaction with Private Music Lessons on JSTOR

Private vs. Group Music Lessons for Kids (activekids.com)

Creativity Research in Music Education: A Review

Using Color to Enhance Learning | Kaplan Early Learning Company (kaplanco.com)