Letter to Parents
To the Parents of Mr. Nate’s Piano Students
It’s important for me to give my students a special enthusiasm for music – playing, singing, appreciating, producing and processing. One of my goals is to help them gain an understanding of musical symbols; terminology and notation of music. Hopefully they will come away with a familiarity with the musical language, as if it was part of their every day existence. In my lessons I also strive to impart participation in the creative processes of music, no matter how small, because jumpstarting their creativity is essential. Children can do - they are creative by nature… Through fun musical games, they will enjoy learning and will look forward to coming to piano class every week.
Now comes your part. To enjoy the benefits of practicing and playing a musical instrument, i.e. (listening, discipline, small motor skills, reading symbols, self-confidence and performance), a strong home environment is necessary! It’s absolutely essential that parents (and/or caregivers) sit down with their children 2-3 times of their 4-5 practices per week, (ten to fifteen minutes each), to give them encouragement and support. This lets them know that it’s important to you, (because it really does matter). Then, when they have mastered a song, you can give them the immediate recognition they deserve for working so hard! A little goes a long way… but a lot will go even further. Usually after class I will give parents a few light instructions for the coming week.
Thanks so much for allowing me to give your children the treasure of Music!
Mr. Nate (Ginsberg)
"Music produces a kind of pleasure that human nature cannot do without." — Confucious
"Music is moral law. It gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, and a gaiety and life to everything. It is the essence of order and leads to all that is good, true and beautiful."