My children had a wonderful piano teacher who trained at Peabody School Of Music and who taught at least some of them to become accomplished pianists who play regularly in their adult years. But as a child, my piano teacher lived just around the corner in our neighborhood, a stay at home Mom making a few extra dollars for her family by teaching the neighbor kids how to tickle the ivories. That was the norm where I grew up and there seemed to be a piano teacher in every neighborhood. None of us learned to play very well in the end perhaps, but in addition to learning to play the piano itself, a piano student learns important things like:
So let me ask, where are all the piano players these days? I do know some children who still take piano lessons but is it becoming a thing of the past? I hope not!