I asked a parent do they think piano lessons cost to much. Her response was amazing.
She said "Well I don't pay for my kids to take piano lessons. Personally, I couldn't care less about what instrument they play. So, if I am not paying for piano lessons what am I paying for?
- I pay for those days when my kids come home from school and are "too tired" to practice but they do it anyway.
- I pay for my kids to learn to be disciplined, focused and dedicated.
- I pay for my kids to learn to take care of their instrument.
- I pay for my kids to learn to work hard and to be gracious in defeat and humble in success.
- I pay for my kids to learn to deal with disappointment, when they don't get that placing or title they'd hoped for, but still they go back week after week giving it their best shot.
- I pay for my kids to learn to make and accomplish goals.
- I pay for my kids to respect, not only themselves, but other participants judges and teachers.
- I pay for my kids to learn that it takes hours and hours, years and years of hard work and practice to create a champion and that success does not happen overnight.
- I pay for my kids to be proud of small achievements, and to work towards long term goals.
- I pay for the opportunity my kids have and will have to make life-long friendships, create lifelong memories, to be as proud of their achievements as I am.
- I pay so that my kids can be at the piano or in a concert hall instead of in front of a screen...
...I could go on but, to be short, I don't pay for piano lessons; I pay for the opportunities that piano lessons provide my kids with to develop attributes that will serve them well throughout their lives and give them the opportunity to bless the lives of others. From what I have seen so far I think it is a great investment!