Why Professional Assessment is Important for Children before They Enroll for Piano Lessons

Nowadays, most parents encourage their children to start learning new things and new skills from an early age. This isn’t difficult for the child because at this early age almost all children have that insatiable curiosity that makes it easy for them to learn any new set of skills if guided properly.

According to a Gallup Poll, 78% of Americans feel that learning a musical instrument helps students perform better in other subjects. This is why most American parents enroll their children in piano classes from a very early age. But rather than enrolling them directly into a piano lesson, it is important that you have your child professionally assessed so that the piano trainer can customize the piano lessons for your child. Well, unfortunately, most parents believe that a professional assessment is unnecessary.

Here are four reasons to persuade you of the importance of having your child professionally assessed before your child starts to take piano lessons:

Reason # 1 – Professional Assessment Will Determine Your Current Knowledge and Ability about Playing a Piano

Some students who wish to enroll in piano lessons have a background or some familiarity with some piano playing concepts while others will be completely fresh and new to the piano lessons. A professional assessment will help in sorting these students out so that they receive appropriate training according to their skill set. A failure to do so will make the new students, who know nothing about music let alone the piano, feel like a fish out of water.

Reason # 2 – Professional Assessment Will PinPoint the Areas that Needs Attention

Some children struggle with making sense of the written music while others struggle with moving their fingers swiftly across the keys of a piano, all these areas can be pointed out in a professional assessment after which your child’s piano trainer will have an idea that which areas need the most attention. So, in a nutshell, a professional assessment is just like an inspection.

Reason # 3 – Professional Assessment Will Determine the Pace of Learning of the Child

A child’s brain is like a sponge, they say, but every child’s ability to absorb knowledge is not the same and there is no shame in admitting it, because one is, in no way, not better than the other. A professional assessment will help in assessing the pace at which the child assimilates the new music concepts and then factors in this information when designing piano lessons for that child.

Reason # 4 – Professional Assessment Helps in Determining Appropriate Music Learning Method for Your Child

Some students learn best when they are first taught the theory of the subject, others learn quickly by a practical demonstration of the concept. Having an accurate assessment of the student’s ability and learning style will give you an idea about what it would be like to teach piano playing skills to that student and will also help you in determining which music learning method best suits him.

Call us at 647-701-5220 to schedule an assessment or alternatively, shoot us an email at korolschool0fthearts@gmail.com.

Phone: 647-701-5220
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