How to Practice Piano in Six Easy-to-Follow Steps
Sit with good posture and play the pieces your teacher gave you for the week.
Smile when your brother sits beside you and invite him to a duet.
As he begins to take over the piece, gently slide (no pushing, please) him over and place your arm over the notes he shouldn't be playing.
If this technique fails, sweetly place your arm on him and explain to him that you are a budding pianist and would like to continue your devotion to music. He'll begin to understand that you are under time constraints and that you must take your music seriously.
Don't be surprised if your brother is overcome with joy and decides to hug you. He isn't trying to slow you down in your endeavors, he is simply expressing his deep-felt emotion.
If you've truly impressed him, your brother will even give you pats on the back(side).
You'll never know what music does to people until you begin to play an instrument.
It really does soothe the savage beast.....as illustrated above.