Parents, you can help your children succeed at piano, even if you don't play.

First and foremost, provide a good, well tuned instrument to practice on. Smaller keyboards with spring operated keys are not recommended.  There should be a full 88 touch sensitive keyboard if using a digital piano. Good instruments help with quicker, more accurate learning as well as gaining proper technique and finger strength.    

Here are some well established guidelines to follow:

1) Attend lessons with your child if they are less than 6 years old.

2) Soon after the lesson Ask him/her to show you the teacher notes, demo the newest material, and tell you what was covered in the lesson.

3) Establish practice times with your child that can happen every single day. Encourage daily practice to avoid cramming which accomplishes less than regular practicing daily, even if only for a few minutes.

4) Always encourage and compliment them for practicing. Encourage and allow free exploration on the piano. While it may sound like "noise" to you, your child is actually making important connections. It also serves as a confidence boosting, creatve outlet