Start the Year

It's that time of year... Some parents are super excited to send their kids back, others are less excited... But the structure and routines are back. Lessons start up regularly again. Teachers are busy preparing classrooms and new materials. As a piano teacher, I'm...

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Tuesday Teaching Tactic #6

Each Tuesday we bring you a quick teaching idea that you can implement in your lessons right away!  Here's our sixth tip in this series: Most teachers get in the habit of sitting in the same general area of their studio for lessons each week.  I sit on the bass side...

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Tuesday Teaching Tactic #5

  It's time for our fifth Teaching Tactic!  Teaching our students to recognize the feel of intervals is key to developing fluid readers.  Our idea today is to take an "interval trip" with our students, by dictating intervals for them to find.  I start by having a...

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Tuesday Teaching Tactic #4

Each Tuesday we bring you a quick Teaching Tactic that you can try in your teaching right away!  Today's idea is to cover your student's hands while they are sight-reading.  There are times when pianists definitely need to look at our hands.  But sometimes students...

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