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Landmark Notes (or Signpost Notes)

I assume many music teachers have their own favourite mnemonic device or landmark notes system to help the students to memorise the notes’ positions on the stave (staff). 808 more words

Teaching

Wisdom From a Life of Teaching Piano

Behold my favorite teaching essay of recent vintage from the unlikeliest of publications. Thank you Byron Janis for the perfectly timed reminders about what teaching excellence entails. 220 more words

Education

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Using visualisation techniques in playing, performing and teaching

Visualisation techniques have been used by sports people and sports psychologists for some time now to enable the tennis player or athlete, the golfer or cyclist to prepare for a match-winning shot or prize-winning sprint. 1,574 more words

Piano Teaching

Time to rethink Practice Notebooks?

Sheet Music Reviews

As a child learning the piano, almost all of my teachers used a notebook to write down practice instructions, and more often than not included messages to parents and assessment of progress. 2,201 more words

Music Education

Graded music exams don't make musicians

She can certainly play the 2015-16 syllabus pieces A-C brilliantly……Can she play anything else? I’ll get back to you on that.

This is a quote from an article about graded music exams by journalist Rosie Millard, who, by her own admission, is “a pushy music parent” when it comes to her children’s music exams.

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Piano Teaching

Just Let the Kid Play Star Wars

I have a student who loves Star Wars more than food. I acquired this student about a year or so ago, and learned about this passion of his within approximately two-and-a-half minutes of his first lesson. 669 more words

Love The Piano

Grade exams don't make musicians 

She can certainly play the 2015-16 syllabus pieces A-C brilliantly……Can she play anything else? I’ll get back to you on that.

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Piano Teaching