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Having attended Tim Richard's ABRSM Jazz Piano Syllabus for Piano Teachers at Benslow

I just received a new course catalogue from the Benslow Music Trust, which includes Tim Richard’s ABRMS Jazz Piano Syllabus for Piano Teachers, which was introduced for the first time last year.  2,069 more words


A special relationship

Thoughts on teachers and pupils

Music is the only field of study that requires regular and extended one-on-one interaction between student and teacher. The student-teacher relationship is a very special one, based on mutual trust and respect. 925 more words


Teacher anxiety

I have two students doing their piano practical examination this week, and every time a student does an exam, I am always so anxious as to how they do – did they perform as well? 240 more words

Blog Posts

Frustration is...

Frustration is… when you’ve clearly stated on your lesson agreement form that should a lesson have to be cancelled, 24 hours’ notice has to be given to the teacher, i.e. 211 more words

Everyday Life

When focus is a problem in piano class

A brief glimpse of the teacher’s struggle

The piano teacher points to a note and asks the student to name it. The student answers  correct, if you consider that he/she is looking at a note somewhere else, and answering. 683 more words


Encore - your favourite ABRSM piano exam pieces

There are numerous anthologies of piano pieces which sit comfortably alongside the exam syllabuses, many of which are published by the ABRSM. Encore is a new compilation, in four volumes covering Grades 1 to 8, of over 70 favourite exam pieces from timeless classics to contemporary classical music and popular songs and show tunes or TV themes. 324 more words

Piano Teaching


One of my favorite musical expressions is teaching piano. I am a relatively new teacher, and so I still have a lot to learn. One of the many skills I am trying to develop is how to utilize praise appropriately. 275 more words