Playing The Piano Is Like Growing a Beautiful Flower

Playing the piano gives a sense of personal fulfillment and boosts self esteem. Developing the skill of piano playing is like the growth of a beautiful flower. You plant the seed and nourish it continuously by giving it the right conditions. When a child or an adult begins studying the piano, certain conditions must be met: encouragement, a good teacher, daily practice, and a calm, quiet environment.

It’s a lot of work to keep the seed nourished, and it is a little bit like watching grass grow. At first it is not very rewarding when you don’t see anything growing on the surface, and it is difficult to be patient. It takes an adult with vision to help the child continue on. If you are an adult and a beginner at the piano, it still takes vision, patience and belief that you will eventually achieve your goals. You can do it! The oak-tree was once a small seed and took years to grow big and strong, but it’s worth the wait.

After some time, the seed sprouts, leaves and flowers will grow, and the roots will develop and nourish the plant. The roots in piano-playing are the technical achievements in motor control, development of physical strength, and note reading. They are the underlying sources of nourishment, whereby the piano playing gains its quality, and give the student a greater sense of self esteem and accomplishment.


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Music Transforms You

Daniela Clapp



  1. Shaheen Saber February 22, 2020 at 8:24 am - Reply

    ِAbsolutely, Daniela is right, studying, playing and teaching piano needs more encouragement, patience and a good teacher.
    Daniela as I knew her, is an excellent teacher and collaborator. Thank you Daniela for sending many training lectures of piano for people with Down syndrome.
    Hoping all success

    • Daniela Clapp February 22, 2020 at 5:51 pm - Reply

      Dear Shaheen,

      You are so sweet and your support means so much to me and Christina and the whole Special Needs community.
      I am happy to provide whatever training and encouragement is needed to help our precious kids and their families.
      Keep up the good work and I hope to see you soon.
      Much Love to you and your family…Daniela

  2. Bashir February 22, 2020 at 10:18 am - Reply

    Very inspirational

    • Daniela Clapp February 22, 2020 at 5:48 pm - Reply

      Dear Bashir,

      Thank You so very much for reading my article and for your encouraging words and your support. I truly appreciate it so very much.
      I wish you much success in your piano journey and many Blessings to you and your family….Daniela

  3. Chris Cusack April 7, 2020 at 1:54 pm - Reply

    Very well written. As a parent of a child with Down Syndrome it is an uplifting reminder of perseverance and love for our children which above all else, nourishes them.

    • Daniela Clapp April 7, 2020 at 6:29 pm - Reply

      Dear Chris….thank you so much for your compliment. Yes, as parents we can get very busy at times, but it is so important to take time to nourish and love our kids as if each day is the last.
      Especially in these uncertain times when every one talks about and lives in fear of this Corona Virus. God bless you and your family. Take good care of yourself and your loved ones.
      Please help spread the word about my Piano Method, as many families are not used to homeschooling and are looking for activities for their children and what better time than now to get them involved in piano. Music bring order to chaos. Learning piano and music will bring some stability and a normal rhythm back to the chaos we aall are experiencing right now.
      Again, thank you for your kindness….Daniela

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