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Felicity Flynn Piano Tuition

Feel inspired, play with passion, grow in self-confidence

"Online Lessons AND In Person Lessons Available"

Child Readiness for Lessons

When considering enrolling your child in piano lessons, it is important to assess their mental, physical and emotional readiness for lessons. Here are a few things to consider when assessing a child's readiness for lessons:

Mental readiness

Can he/she demonstrate the ability to:

  • Recite the alphabet from the letters A - G forwards, and preferably backwards as well
  • Sit still, listen carefully to instructions and concentrate for at least 10 minutes at a time?
  • Count up from 1 to 10
  • Generally tell the difference between the left and right hand?

Physical readiness

Can he/she demonstrate the ability to:

  • Draw the letters of the alphabet from A through to G
  • Write the numbers 1 through to 10
  • Press the keys down without difficulty because he/she has developed enough physical strength in the fingers

Emotional readiness

Has the child:

  • Personally requested piano lessons

And/or

  • Displayed an interest in experimenting at the piano 

And/or

  • Respond to music positively by dancing, singing or physically moving to it