Metropolitan Academy of Music piano lessons in Mercer Island

   Practice is the backbone of playing

  • Success will come if you practice as directed by your teacher.
  • The more you practice - the better you'll play, and you will learn faster!
  • Children need parental help, especially when they are very young.
  • Very young children (under 5) should spend 10 - 20 each day to start.
  • Children 5 - 7 should practice 30 minutes per day.
  • Children 8 - 17 should practice 30 - 45 minutes per day.
  • Adults should practice 30 - 60 minutes per day.
  • Aspiring professional musicians should practice a bare minimum of one hour per day, and should devote as much time as possible.

The power of persistence

"Nothing in the world 
can take the place of Persistence.

Talent will not;
nothing is more common than
unsuccessful men with talent.

Genius will not;
unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.

Education will not;
the world is full of educated derelicts.

Persistence and Determination
alone are omnipotent."