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INVESTIGATION ON THE PRESENT SITUATION OF PRESCHOOLERS’ PIANO LEARNING IN HUNAN PROVINCE, CHINA

Huijuan Luo ,Natcha Techaaphonchai
Keywords: Piano Learning; Preschool children; Teachers’ Instruction; Parental Involvement; Hunan Province ,

Abstract

As an musical instrument, the piano gains an really high level of concerns around
the world. In recent years, piano learning has featured rapid growth among younger people
among whom preschool children have become an important part. This article aims to
investigate the difficulties faced by preschool children in piano learning in Hunan province,
China. The results reveal, 1) The quality of children’s piano learning is in the middle and low
levels. 2) The difference in quality of piano learning between children of different genders
and ages was not statistically significant. 3) The total time and frequency of piano practice
by preschool children contribute to the piano learning effect of preschool children in Hunan
Province. 4) Teachers' instruction and parental involvement has an impact on the quality of
preschoolers’ piano learning in Hunan Province. 5) There are many deficiencies in the piano
learning process of preschool children in Hunan Province, which are embodied as: Teacher
teaching does not follow the principle of “child-centred”; The parental participation process
does not grasp the principle of “moderation”; Students lack persistence in learning. Based
on the results of the survey, problems in the piano learning of preschool children in Hunan
Province was discovered, and corresponding solutions were proposed.