Samuel during piano practice...says he thinks of Malaga, Spain when he plays "Castanets" by Sharon Aaronson.
This is one of the best ways to get Samuel to play the piano. I assign him pieces that have to do with nature, weather and travel: "Flamenco Dancer", "The Sparkling Brook", "Lonesome Trail", and a collection of pieces by Kabalevsky, a Russian composer.
So how do I get him to complete his music theory, ear training and sight reading? Computer games and apps. Check out Music Learning Community and Tonic Tutor (free this month).
Hmmm...looking at this video I see we need to work on hand position....