Friday, 23 January 2009

The Psychology of Piano Lessons

The other week, Ant, Charlie and Dom had a terrible series of piano lessons (they all go together and have lessons one after the other). Ant and Charlie were furious with Dom (who went first) who put Mrs Dragonbreath in a bad mood, by saying she hadn't practiced the second half of one piece as her dad (ie me) had been away. Mrs D (apparently predictably) went off at length about how Dom doesn't need me to help her practice etc practically reducing Dom to tears... she was then hyper critical of them all.

So this week, Ant and Charlie talked with Dom on the way to piano about what to do and say to put Mrs D in a good mood. Apparently it worked brilliantly, and when I collected them, Mrs D was singing their praises!

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