Our students are on YouTube all the time, right?! Many times I’ve wished my students would spend as much time practicing as they spend on YouTube. Anytime I can find good resources for students on YouTube I am thrilled. The internet is plagued with lots of poorly performed pieces. But, there are also some true gems!
Hopefully you are already familiar with the University of Iowa Piano Pedagogy Project on YouTube. This is my go-to resource for finding recordings of student pieces. This channel was a huge undertaking and the two creators, Alan Huckleberry and Jason Sifford, rightfully were award the MTNA-Frances Clark Keyboard Pedagogy Award at the MTNA Conference this past March.
So, back to duets! Two wonderful colleagues have started a new channel called Side by Side where they are uploading recordings of educational piano duets. Abigail and Danielle are both piano teachers in the DFW area and they have been recording duets for a little over a year. They already have a large selection of recordings and I’m sure will continue to upload more. Here’s what their homepage looks like:
I hope you’ll enjoy this new resource and find some fun duets for your students!
Spring Seals, NCTM, teaches 60 piano students ranging from age 3 to 70 in Fort Worth, Texas. She also serves as the Director of Certification for TMTA. She is passionate about helping teachers become more effective in their studios through professional development, new resources, and fresh ideas.