Here is a well written piece which is worth reading if you are having difficulty understanding my philosophy on time management.     http://ottawasuzukistrings.ca/makeuplessons   Its a parent from Ottawa articulating her understanding of make up lessons in the piano teacher's world.  

The following is a link to an blog/article by Elissa Milne (an Australian composer and piano teacher) on what she feels you should do before entering the world of piano lessons...

 http://elissamilne.wordpress.com/2011/08/10/10-things-you-should-do-before-your-child-begins-piano-lessons/ 

 

Here's a link to a Ted talk on what happens in the brain of a musician actually playing music:

http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-playing-an-instrument-benefits-your-brain-anita-collins

 

Another awesome blog article by Elissa Milne, well worth a read if you are a parent who wants to foster a learning environment for your child/children's musical growth.  (I wish I had the gift for writing that Elissa does!):

http://elissamilne.wordpress.com/2013/12/15/it-takes-two-generations/

A great blog on helping your child succeed in piano at:  http://diaryofapianomama.com.au/2013/11/16/4-things-you-can-do-to-help-your-child-learn-piano/     Hope you find time to read it.  


An excellent blog post by Benjamin Steinhardt on the physiology of the hand and fingers:

http://benjaminsteinhardt.com/but-my-fourth-finger-is-weak-the-myth-of-finger-independence/