Greetings Busy Kids Do Piano Families!
Allow me to introduce you to our October Member of the Month, William. Don’t miss William’s great advice for other Busy Kids Do Piano students below. He has been a part of BKDP for over 1 year and attends school at home. William works through the BKDP online materials several times a week. This kind of commitment is the way to learn an instrument! Way to go, William!
Mom Tana shares, “The fact that the entire program is online makes it easy for us to fit in lessons around our schedule. We don’t have to commit to a set time or place, and William is about to progress at his own pace.” YES! Tana, this is why I started Busy Kids Do Piano, and what I hope benefits all our families.
Tana noticed that William had an early interest in piano, as he would sit down and pick out songs by ear. “He enjoys the challenge and keeps working at it until he figures a new piece out.” So, she signed him up for the BKDP program and hasn’t looked back.
More thoughts from William himself…
Do you have a favorite type of music you like to play?
William: classical, songs from movies, and church music
What is one thing you like to learn in the program?
William: I like to learn how to read music. I like to do the practice challenges every month to be in the prize drawing.
What advice would you give other kids who are in BKDP?
William: It’s fun! Pause the videos when Miss Carly says so you can practice more. Sometimes I like to pause the video before Miss Carly plays, and I try the song on my own to see if I can do it. Then I can keep up with her better when she plays in the video.
Do you have anything else you’d like to tell us?
William: Whenever I complete a level in the program, we organize a recital that I perform for family. We include family from far away through a video call so they can watch too. (This is AWESOME! I’m sure they all love to watch you play, William!)
Fun Facts about William: He is the 6th generation of oldest son in his family to carry that first name. Several people in his family play instruments, and William also plays violin, recorder, and harmonica. He loves Legos, Pokémon, playing with friends, and dinosaurs.
We love these profiles on our students and their families, don’t you? They remind me why I’m creating this content, and it gives me a sneak peek into whether the program is working for you in your homes. If you’d like to get a feel for the program, this month I released a free tutorial for a song from the movie and Broadway play “Anastasia.” Check it out here. I’ll have lots of holiday piano tutorials to share in the weeks ahead, so be sure you’re following my Facebook page!