Whether you pass test or not and how many levels you get, if you don't have these 5 abilities, you will study in vain

Ability to read music yourself

Many parents report that when their children play piano, they should always be with them. If they leave for a while, then here and there problems may arise. In fact, this is a manifestation of lack of ability to read independently.

The ability to read music independently should be developed from a later stage of initial period. When child progresses smoothly, leave part for "independent practice", that is, without any explanation and sound effect, child can find difficulties himself, mark fingering, play with a pen. This not only effectively trains ability to read musical notation, but also develops ability to do work independently, avoiding excessive dependence on teachers.

Individual music reading is beginning of independent piano playing, so development of independent music reading skills cannot be ignored, and teachers and parents should pay attention to it.

The ability to recite a score is a skill that must be mastered when playing any musical instrument. Reading score can help deepen music students' familiarity with music. Express it fully.

Three elements of recitation: memorization of notes (visual perception), memorization of musical perception (auditory perception) and memorization of fingers and keys (tactile perception). To practice piano by memorization, you must first listen to playing or recording of model, understand key points and difficulties, master style and basics, and then practice. Practice one sentence and memorize one sentence and memorize it after practice and you won't have to read score again. Notes on memorization: memorization at initial stage is not recommended; memorized repertoires should be practiced repeatedly; memorized repertoires should be repeated frequently.

Ability to sight-read

Everyone who really wants to learn how to play a musical instrument should make it their goal. Otherwise, even if you can play a lot of pieces, learning to play instrument is not very good.

Learning to sight-read actually begins with learning to play piano, but it must be relegated to later learning when it is specifically cultivated as a kind of ability. Before sight reading, you must read score again. The three elements of sight reading are: find difficulty, find pattern, and find feeling. When reading from a sheet, slow speed is required, with constant repetitions, strong and weak points, as well as with non-cumbersome fingering.


Piano-playing parents in China usually think of music education as individual learning to play a musical instrument. Besides playing piano behind closed doors, they rarely share music with each other.them. In fact, in addition to solo playing, parents of piano children in European and American countries also attach great importance to their children's musical ensemble and ensemble education.

After children have reached a certain level, they should do some exercises such as concertina, unison and ensemble to practice mutual cooperation, and they can also play instrumental accompaniment to practice cooperation with other instruments.

Possibility of setting

Stage ability is ability to perform on stage, participate in competitions and pass exams. Students often practice deep down. When they enter stage, faced with thousands of pairs of eyes staring directly at them, or face to face with serious face of onlooker, they experience stage fright and cannot perform normally.

In view of this situation, you should always tell your children in their regular activities that in order to be good at a musical instrument, you need not only to work hard, but also to have courage to go on stage and play well. While playing, pay attention to musical performance, relax physically and mentally, and don't think about other things that have nothing to do with performance.