If your child wants to learn to play piano, treat yourself to Daniel Pattersons Music Studio! We feel lucky we did. Enrolling our daughter in piano lessons, we didnt foresee that it would be like the Wizard of Oz where Dorothys journey takes her from the fuzzy black and white of Kansas to the high definition Technicolor of the Emerald City. We were stunned! My husband and I dont play piano. We just
hoped to enroll her in music lessons to boost her concentration & discipline and to gain the host of other benefits a music education is supposed to provide.
Perhaps, weve watched too many movies, but we expected that
a good piano teacher would train her like an army drill sergeant, with drills
and exercises, rigor and discipline so that she would grow in
strength and competence and confidence. In case she dragged her feet, we were ready to enforce any discipline needed to keep her on this path , knowing that in the end, it would be the best for her. She would, of course, thank us later for all this =) Daniel Patterson shattered our expectations! We were totally on the wrong track. Daniel Patterson is orders of magnitude more than we could have ever hoped for in a piano teacher! His passion, his buoyancy, and fun spirit are contagious. He is an expert at explaining piano concepts to his students in ways that they can understand at their level. He provides an optimal, always encouraging atmosphere for maximal/motivated learning to take place. Kids learn while having fun! If only all teachers were inspired like this! Our daughter feels like she is going to a piano party every week, and expects to have fun. She feels happy before and even more after her lesson and that overflows into our home when she practices her piano. And she LOVES to practice! She practices every time she passes by the piano. We dont have to remind her. As a matter of fact, sometimes we have to tell her to stop practicing because she has to do something else =) She has learned faster than we could have ever expected. And this enhanced learning has spilled
over into all her school subjects. She studies everything with more self-motivation, discipline, focus and enthusiasm. And she is not afraid of
practice. She doesnt get discouraged easily. She knows this is just part of
the process of learning anything. And she has gained all this without a lot of effort or realizing it. Its as if Daniel Patterson sneaked in some
pureed vegetables into his piano-teaching cookie recipe. Our daughter relishes her delightful lessons ( without the veggie aftertaste).
Just to be sure, I asked our daughter if piano lessons were as fun as when Dorothy entered the Emerald City in Oz. She corrected me by saying, Its way funner.