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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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When traditional piano teaching methods fail

The problem with focus

I started out teaching my piano students the ‘Read, then play’ method, because this is how I was taught. An increase every year, in the number of young students with focus issues prompted me to consider other ways of teaching, and I started experimenting. 792 more words


In the Key of "Feeling"

During my mid teens, I remember performing Mozart’s Fantasia for the grade 9 piano category in Guelph Kiwanis Music Festival. There was a good handful of students in this class.  217 more words


Reflections on ten years as a piano teacher

Another term is over and as my students depart for their summer holidays, I have time to pause and reflect as my piano teaching studio approaches its 10th birthday. 1,405 more words

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ABRSM launches a new Diploma

Source: ABRSM Media release – 4 August 2016
ABRSM is strengthening its current diploma offering with the addition of a new performance qualification, launched today (4 August). 281 more words

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My Very First "Piano Teacher"

Something that I don’t mention in my personal bio is my experience with my first piano teacher.

When I was 5 my parents enrolled me in a local music school which they had thought was an extension of the Royal Conservatory of Music. 626 more words


Piano solo arrangements for pop songs, legally published

It’s a regular occurrence that my students ask for pop songs in piano lessons.  Some of them are beginners but keen learners.  Some are at the intermediate level.  265 more words

Yukie Smith