The following pages are designed with the parent in mind.  Especially valuable to those who are new to music education, these pages give advice for finding a teacher, for finding a piano, for helping your child develop and succeed.  We welcome suggestions of links, videos and documents to include.  These suggestions can be emailed to our webmaster.

Parent Resources is divided into the following categories:

Advice for Finding a Teacher

Helping Your Child Learn.  Ideas on practice schedules, practice efficiency, motivation and encouragement, etc.

Understanding Music Education: Learning a musical instrument in a commitment rather unlike other activities and areas of education.  These links help explain the musical process to help parents of new musicians to avoid common pitfalls.

Songs to Sing in the Car for Kids: A wonderful collection of songs and games recommended by the Girl Scouts of Ann Arbor – thanks for the good deed!

Piano Care:  Tips for maintaining your instrument.

Finding A Piano:  Things to look for and consider as you plan your investment.

The Ann Arbor Area Piano Teachers Guild is a professional organization supporting the work of its members on behalf of their students and studios. Funds raised through advertising and other contributions are used solely to support its administration and programs. While we welcome contributions, please be aware that the Guild is classified as a 501 (c) (6). Donations to the Guild are not tax deductible.


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