Respect: the Virtue this Month at Piano Lessons

At Piano Academy, each month we learn about a new composer, and we focus on a new virtue. Our previous blog post talked about our composer of the month, J.S. Bach. Today we wanted to highlight our virtue of the month, which is respect.

Group of Diverse People's Hands Holding Word Respect

Group of Diverse People’s Hands Holding Word Respect (Photo credit: Huffington Post)

The English Oxford Dictionary defines respect as, “A feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements,” and “due regard for the feelings, wishes, or rights of others”. When we show respect, we admire, or show appreciation for something or someone. Piano students can show respect in this way for their fellow students by complimenting them on a good job at their piano lesson, or on a great performance at a recital.

(Piano Academy students after a recital writing compliment cards to each other)

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We also show respect when listen to and do what someone asks us nicely to do. For example, when a piano teacher politely asks a student to not rock back and forth on the bench, students shows respect by obeying the teacher. When a piano teacher asks a student to be kind to others, a student shows respect by acting kindly toward their fellow students.

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There are many other ways to be respectful. These are just some ideas. This month, talk with your family, your friends, and your piano teachers about respect. What does respect mean to you? How can you be more respectful?

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