在Dr. Martha Baker-Jordan寫的Practical Piano Pedagogy中，其中一個Chapter說明了鋼琴教學學生與家長的重要性。
Successful piano teaching derives from more than just the effort and skill of the piano teacher. It requires the dedicated involvement of three or (as family structure indicates) four people.
The teacher’s responsibility is to teach. The true meaning of teaching is to insure that students learn not only the content of a lesson but also how to practice it on their own.
The student’s responsibility is to practice properly and pay attention in the piano lesson. For intermediate student, they should learn to practise piano without parental reminders and making sure all materials get to the lesson.
The parents’ responsibility is to support the student and to see the child practices his assignments regularly.Other parental responsibilities include :
1) Providing a good, well-tuned piano
2) Providing a piano bench of the correct height
3) Getting the student to the lessons on time
4) Paying tuition on time
5) Attending recitals and other activities at which parental attendance is expected
6) Asking the child to play regularly for the parents
7) Being supportive, interested, and encouraging.
**The ages 11 through 14 are years of many changes in the lives of adolescent students, and it can be quite difficult to teach this age group. their world is moving out from the family structure and more into the realm of peer association and approval. The intermediate student is more concerned about pleasing and impressing peers than a piano teacher or parents. Parents do not assume your child would have more self-discipline as they grows older.
Dr. Martha Baker-Jordan, Practical Piano Pedagogy, The Definitive Text for piano teachers and pedagogy students, (Warner Bros. Publications, 2003, 2004)