Teaching Tactic #18

Teaching Tactic #18

There are many ways to introduce a new piece to a student.  Sometimes we start with the sound of the piece through a recording or demonstration.  Do you ever start by studying the score?  This week’s Teaching Tactic is to go on a “Score Scavenger...
Teaching Tactic #17

Teaching Tactic #17

Another Tuesday means another Teaching Tactic here at 4D Piano!  Today’s tip is to simplify your language.  This is something that really sunk in with me when I first started ballet as a brand new beginner (read more about that here). Ballet is so totally new to...
Introducing a New Piece

Introducing a New Piece

We don’t often post on Fridays – after a busy week I think we are all looking forward to the weekend! But today I had something that’s been on my mind all week and I just had to share before I close up the studio for the weekend. This week I’ve...
Questions for a Piano Teacher Friend – Part 2

Questions for a Piano Teacher Friend – Part 2

Last time we talked about answering the question so many parents ask, “When should I start my child in piano lessons?” You can read more about my answer here. Today I want to delve into another of these questions I hear from family/friends all the time....