• Reward or Not…?

    In case you have not yet noticed, by and large children are not self-motivated. As adults we realise that if we put our minds to something, work through the steps, do the work and don’t give up, we can pretty much acquire any skill. Children in fact do just this when they learn to walk, or teach themselves to do pretty much any of their early skills. But learning the piano is different. If we can capture their imagination we are off to a flying start, but this doesn’t work for all children. Often children can’t work out themselves the best way to play a piece. They revert to what…