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Get Set! Practice Chart

Guest post by Karen Marshall

Here is the Get Set! Practice Chart   DOWNLOAD

“… for student, teacher and parent partnership …”

The Get Set! Practice Chart is a simple practice record designed to support communication between students, teachers and parents.

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September Piano News and Important Dates ~ 2017 Edition

Hello Everyone!

Well the weather as well as the dates seem to be telling us that fall is here!  We had a whirlwind of first lessons last week but we are settling in well this week and it’s been so exciting and encouraging to see that practice that has already begun and the piano pieces that are already starting to take shape! 774 more words


It’s that time of year again. The start of the new academic year and a new teaching term for private piano teachers. Many of us are organising our teaching diaries, planning lessons and welcoming students back to regular lessons, hoping that some if not all have done some practising over the summer holiday….. 835 more words

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A Weekly Smiling Face

Guest Post by Karen Marshall

A few weeks ago when I arrived at school I was given an envelope from the secretary.

One of my pupils (she’s only 5 years) had given her the letter to save and give to me on my next arrival. 669 more words

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The Teacher Accompanist Journey

I’ve been teaching piano for almost twenty years now. In that time, playing duets with my students have been one of our favourite class activity. Be it jazz, Christmas, pop or classical, duets give my students a sense of achievement within a reasonably quick span of time. 136 more words

What I Wish I Knew: Posture

My piano career started mostly self-taught, and there are a lot of things I wish I’d learnt just starting out, even after finding a teacher. This series explores those topics, so you can learn from my mistakes. 600 more words


The Psychology of Piano Technique - Murray McLachlan

This, the third book by Murray McLachlan’s for Faber Music on piano technique, takes a more leftfield approach to piano playing and piano technique, tackling esoteric, psychological and philosophical issues such as visualisation techniques, inspiration, musicians’ health and well-being (including dealing with performance anxiety), career development, and encouraging independent learning and interpretative decision-making. 168 more words

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