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Improvisation with a 14 years old student

When I arrived in the UK I had to change completely my way of teaching piano.
My students basically don’t practice piano in between the classes, especially teenagers. 109 more words

Music Education

Introducing 'Piano Teachers' Hour' on Twitter

Guest post by Barbara Kennedy

When I made the switch to piano teaching, following a career in administration, one of the biggest surprises was that I missed the face-to-face interaction with colleagues. 607 more words

Piano Teaching

New ABRSM piano syllabus released

The release of a new exam syllabus is usually a much-anticipated event by piano teachers who are keen to explore new music with their students. The new ABRSM piano syllabus (2019-2020) was released on 7 June. 888 more words

Piano Teaching

The Three Treasures of Musical Learning

Pathways for Teaching

We all have a “teaching philosophy”, whether we realise it or not. Mine strongly advocates holistic, personalised, life-centred education, and my model of… 1,543 more words

Pathways For Teaching

'Under the Rowan Tree' by Robert Peate

Following in the footsteps of Robert Schumann, Bela Bartok and Dmitri Kabalevsky, British composer Robert Peate has created a delightful collection of piano miniatures for children. 163 more words

Piano Teaching

"I want a Golden Goose Daddy"

Waiting for your Golden Goose

You may be asking yourself as a pianist, teacher or student…. what does waiting around for good technique, playing endless Hanon exercises and Chopin etudes have to do with Golden Geese? 283 more words

Piano Mastermind

Understanding piano skill levels

For most people the easiest way to describe what level they’re at is to refer to what grade they’ve passed. But often having passed a certain grade doesn’t necessarily tell you everything about what piano skill they have. 444 more words

Teaching