Should Your Child Take Home Or School Piano Lessons? Kiasu Parents Guide

Should your child take private home or school piano lessons? Many middle and upper class married couples in Singapore send their children for piano lessons starting from a young age. Therefore, this is a question that many Singaporean parents are asking. Let me try to best answer this question as much as possible from the point of view of a person who has a lot of experience working with couples.

First of all, do both you and your spouse work full time? If so, do either of you have the time and energy to send your child to piano lessons during your break times or after your work? If your child is really young, I seriously want you to consider getting home based piano lessons for your child instead. This way, you and your spouse can relax at home and still take care of your child while the piano lessons are being conducted. On the other hand, your choice can be more flexible if your child is already a teenager. However, most teenagers in Singapore have a very hectic school schedule, so it is actually more convenient for a teenage child to take home piano lessons so travelling time can be reduced to zero.

Second of all, is your child definitely going to learn piano all the way? If you are not sure if your child wishes to learn piano seriously, you should ideally send your child for school piano lessons or to the teacher’s studio instead. This way, you do not need to purchase a piano upfront first. You can let your child learn this way first, and then see how to proceed depending on your child’s actual interest level after taking a few music lessons in Singapore.

Third of all, it depends on whether you child learns best in a group environment or one to one. School lessons are sometimes taught in a group. Whereas, private home piano lessons are always one to one. Some children learn better in groups, while others work better one to one. Check with your child and you should act according to that.

Beautiful Piano Proposal In Singapore – Sweet Piano Playing By Groom!

Most Singaporeans simply prefer to go on a holiday trip and then propose at the top of a mountain or in front of a romantic location. However, there are others who prefer to do it locally, with the help of friends and with more effort than just randomly proposing on a holiday trip.

As you can see the video from below, a real gentleman in Singapore is proposing to his future wife (then girlfriend) by playing a piano song and singing a ballad to her. In fact, even his good buddies have decided to join in as well! It looks like a well orchestrated wedding proposal in Singapore videoed by Octopus Wedding of Singapore (unfortunately it seems like they are already stopped their operations… not sure why.).

Adding a piano to the proposal just makes it that much more romantic. Of course, a guitar may also work, but we love piano more, so let us talk about it! In fact, playing the piano as part of a wedding proposal is quite common outside of Singapore as you can see from the various examples here.

In my opinion, adding a piano song (perhaps play the favourite romantic song you and your girlfriend loves) is a great icing on the cake when it comes to proposing to your girlfriend in Singapore! After all, it is still a relatively new concept in Singapore, and you can stand out more. Being a musician on top of being the attractive you will just add that slightly higher probability that your future wife will say YES!