Hoffman Academy’s advice column for piano playing kids
Do you have a question about piano but you’re not sure who to ask? Sebastian is here to help! He’s a Hoffman Academy student just like you, and he’s the founding member of our Kids Club. He definitely knows what he’s talking about!
Fill in the form below to ask Sebastian ANYTHING you’d like to know about learning piano. Then, watch for his response in the Ask Sebastian Mailbox on this page.
the Ask sebastian Mailbox
Read our latest Ask Sebastian letters below!
I’m exactly like you! I like to spend time figuring out how to play the songs that I love – especially songs from movies I’ve seen. And! My dad bugs me about practice when I’m playing what I want and not exactly what’s part of my actual practice stuff, too! I started doing my regular piano practice each day and then after that’s done I spend all the time I want playing what I want. Somehow my dad doesn’t bug me about it because he knows I already did my regular practice. Try that! Do you regular practice and make sure your dad knows it. Then maybe you can play whatever you want!
My first recital made me feel exactly how you feel. NERVOUS. I tried and tried to figure out exactly what I was nervous about because I’m not too afraid to talk in front of people and I really love to play the piano so a recital seemed like it should be easy. The one thing I don’t like doing is messing up and I was definitely afraid of messing up at the recital. I tried to practice and practice so I could play without mistakes and that made me feel a lot better. At the recital I tried to play without thinking about how worried I was about mistakes and it worked! It helped me to think about the recital as no big deal because I had practiced playing those songs so many times. Maybe this will help with your recital?