Meet Jessica and her family of six from Utah. She and her husband have two sons and two daughters between the ages of 2-12. This musical family loves the outdoors, if they aren’t outside this family is enjoying a board game or movie night.
What’s your musical background?
I grew up playing the piano and did percussion in middle school and high school. My husband was in choir from the time he was little. We love music!
Anything fun or unique you’d like to share about your family?
We love the outdoors, camping is our vacation of choice. We love board games and movie nights.
How do you structure piano lessons/practice for your family? Any tips to share?
They practice when they do their chores everyday, however, they are allowed two skip days a week unless we’ve made a goal. I pick on day a week for them to work with me, this depends on my schedule but is usually Thursdays. I try not to stress them too much about it. I get excited about what they are playing and praise, praise, praise.
How did you learn about Busy Moms/Kids Do Piano?
Someone posted about it on facebook. They thought it looked interesting but never checked it out. I was trying to teach my oldest piano on my own but needed more help so I looked into it. I looked into the free lesson and decided to take the plunge and sign up for a annual membership to see how it went. I’m so glad I took a chance on it. It has been the best decision I made and Carly has been so great to work with!
Do you have any stories you’d like to share about your musical journey with piano lessons?
Piano lessons for one is expensive, but when I looked at all three kids, there as no way. I wanted to teach them on my own since I had the knowledge. Although I know how to play and understand rhythm well, I needed some accountability and structure.This is where this program came in! It relieved so much of my stress to plan lessons and keep track of each kid. Now I just support and guide them. I really love it!
What is your goal with having your children learn to play the piano?
I would like these piano lessons to be a foundation for musical knowledge. I want each of them to understand notes, rhythm, read music fairly well, and be able to play a few pieces. After that point, they are welcome to decide they’re own musical journey.