Regarding our Support for Student Parents:
“I believe you’ve been telling my daughter “how to practice” for quite some time. As you know, it is very hard to get any information out of a child after lessons. It was a very informative and useful opportunity to sit down with you and get a complete overview of how to practice. Parents should be very strongly encouraged to attend. I ONLY WISH YOU WOULD HAVE HAD THIS SEMINAR MUCH SOONER!”
Pamela Maigler - Park Ridge mother
“I’ve been a lifelong performing musician and every time I saw the invite to the Parent’s Seminar, I thought, ‘Well, I should probably go to that, but I don’t really have time and what am I gonna learn about practicing that I don’t know already?’ Turns out, A LOT! If I’d have known about the practical and timely information I was going to get, I would have been there during the first week of my kids’ lessons! The information you presented speaks exactly to the issues we were having, and gave me such great strategies to make our practice time more productive, and more importantly, LESS dramatic! My kids are willing to practice now and get SO much more out of it; even their teacher has commented that they are doing so well! EVERY parent should make it a point to attend the Parent’s Seminar when their children start with Five Hands. It will make life so much easier!”
Kathy Fern - Chicago mother and bandleader
“Jack (7) practiced your way and he really got it, had fun and mastered the section. The next day he insisted on playing the piece through from beginning to end, but it was quite sloppy and he was frustrated. I suggested that he try just the bit we had worked on the day before and it was beautiful, which really impressed him. Claire (my 10-year-old) today insisted that I “play the games” I had played with Jack during his practice, because she felt left out. We did it on one of her new pieces and she quickly saw how well it worked. Thanks again!
Marny Turvill, M.D. - Skokie pediatrician