For parents, no need for tension
Success on anything we teach depends on preparation. When a young child comes forward for his or her first piano lesson, the success in that lesson depends on everything that happened before. If the student has been surrounded by good music, including the Suzuki repertoire, has watched other children having lessons, has developed his inner desire by attending student recitals and group lessons, then when he is ready to receive his first lesson, it will be a successful experience. All the preparation period guarantees success. Success means that the student will accomplish something in the lesson and feel good about his or her accomplishment. Then he is ready to proceed to the next step with a a sense of joy and confidence.
How to banish tension from playing