Profiles of Adult Piano Students

Profiles of Adult Piano Students

I first experienced the joy of teaching adult students as a graduate assistant during my Master’s degree and was assigned to teach an evening “Piano for Pleasure” course.  From that first class, I learned how much I enjoy teaching adults who have...
10 Tips for Transfer Students

10 Tips for Transfer Students

With my move to Utah this year, I have a whole new set of piano students at the University I’m teaching at now. It’s always a new challenge for me to have one transfer student, but this year I have had a bunch of transfer students all at once!  So many...
The Case for Starting the Alphabet on A

The Case for Starting the Alphabet on A

Out of context, the title of this post may seem silly.  Why would we start the alphabet on any letter other than A?  But in piano pedagogy some older methods teach the music alphabet starting on C and I have encountered some transfer students who have learned the...
2017 at 4D Piano Teaching

2017 at 4D Piano Teaching

Welcome to 2017! Things have been slow around here at 4D recently, but we have big things planned for the year ahead!  We started this blog back in February of 2013, and it’s hard to believe it’s already been four years since then.  We’ve been...