“Was that right?”

“Where do my hands go?”

“Is this the right note?”

Our students can ask a lot of questions. But who answers those questions when they’re trying to practice at home? If they don’t have a parent who can help they are often lost. That’s why one of my goals is to teach my students to answers these questions for themselves. I often answer with, “What do you think, is that right?”  Or “What note is that?”  Because I want my students to become independent and competent learners, I don’t want to immediately answer every question for them.  Try this out with your students this week and let us know how it goes!


This is the twelfth post in our “Tuesday Teaching Tactic” series.  Each Tuesday we bring you a quick idea that you can implement in your piano studio right away.  Look back at our previous posts in this series for more quick teaching ideas!

Author: Spring

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.