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About my distracted students

Some of my piano students are very very distracted in piano class and otherwise too. They just don’t pay attention during class, or while practising, so they practise enthusiastically – but wrong. 314 more words


A new kind of practice notebook

Encouraging piano students to practice can be the bane of the piano teacher’s life and teachers regular seek new ways to encourage students to practice creatively, thoughtfully and intelligently. 584 more words

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Students' Concert at the 1901 Arts Club

This year my annual student concert was held at the 1901 Arts Club, a beautiful, intimate venue in a former schoolmaster’s house (built in 1901) close to London’s Waterloo Station. 843 more words


June Inspirations

I just returned from the  Ohio University (Athens) Pedagogy Workshop.  It was inspirational, transforming and FUN!   Better than a vacation in every way, but now my To Do list is twice as long as it was before I left. 375 more words

Rhythm and children who don’t pay attention

I’ve recently had quite a few young piano students who love piano class, and love to practise, don’t pay attention, to the point starting to be a problem. 802 more words


What Are Piano Lessons For?

This is a very personal manifesto about the purpose of piano lessons. You may not agree. You may disagree vehemently. But what you (as a piano teacher or as a parent of a piano student or as a piano student) believe piano lessons are for will affect your level of satisfaction with the piano lessons you are giving, or you or your child is receiving. 8 more words

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The Best Behaviour for His Grandma

I rarely share a story regarding what’s happening in my piano studio but I had a very heart-warming experience with one of my 9 years old piano beginners.  181 more words