Memorization Checklist

Memorization Checklist

Remember that post a few weeks ago about memory and different types of learners? Well I wanted to create something I could share with my students. Especially with my older students (such as the teens or college students), I’d love for them to realize which...
The Value of a Pedagogy Degree

The Value of a Pedagogy Degree

The value of higher education is a frequent hot-button topic in Facebook Piano Pedagogy forums.  Both sides have strong opinions on whether degrees in piano teaching are helpful or necessary.  Speaking from my personal experience, I’d like to offer the case for...
Memorization For All Learners

Memorization For All Learners

Memorization – it’s something our students work on constantly in piano lessons and piano practice. Whether they are memorizing it for fun or for a recital, we as teachers so our best to give them strategies to aid them with the memorization process. Short...