Setting Goals in Piano Teaching


Like most things in life, it’s important to know our goals.

Goals for Students

  • Draw out the talent God has given them
  • Learn how to read music
  • Learn how to compose music (if desired)
  • Discover their preferred musical style and encourage them in their desired goals
  • Give them a foundation that can be helpful in learning another instrument in the future

These are my goals for students, but I also ask them what their goals are.

Sometimes they don’t know what their goals are, but we can help them find them. Pay attention to the songs that they “click” with, and help direct them on their journey as a musician.

Sometimes they do have a vision. Perhaps it’s to lead others in worship, play songs by one of their favorite artists, compose their own music, or play the great classics.

What are your goals for students?

What are your students goals?

Let’s not forget our goals and theirs, so that we strive to be the best teachers we can be.