Group Piano Classroom Management

Group Piano Classroom Management

Posted on Mar 24, 2018 in 10 things, Classroom management, Featured

Maybe I am the only group piano teacher that has to deal with discipline in the classroom…maybe not; but I wish there were more teachers talking about it! Meeting with my group piano students once a week it sometimes feels like the first few classes in a semester are spent putting routines into place and […]

I Only Have One Piano…

I Only Have One Piano…

Posted on Mar 17, 2018 in Logistics, Methods

  Have you been staying away from teaching piano in a group setting because you do not have a room full of pianos? If one piano is your current situation and you are ready to schedule your first group lesson, here are a few suggestions: Find duos, trios, quartets and other pieces that allow different combinations […]

Mixed Ages – part 2

Mixed Ages – part 2

Posted on Mar 10, 2018 in Class Routine, Featured, Logistics

In part 1 of Mixed Ages I shared my reasons for mixing different ages and piano skills in my weekly group lessons. Now I will share how I have made it work. Group lessons must always have a structure and a plan so that chaos does not take over.  Adding different ages and skills could […]

Piano Party!

Piano Party!

Posted on Feb 25, 2018 in Featured, Logistics, Piano Camp

Have you noticed that right around week 6 on the teaching calendar students have that bored look on their faces? Are you as a teacher a few steps away from burn out?  Besides adding a change of pace, a Piano Party can infuse your studio with  much needed energy. This is also an activity that […]

Mixed Ages – part 1

Mixed Ages – part 1

Posted on Feb 18, 2018 in Class Routine, Classroom management, Featured

Yes. You read correctly. Group Piano lessons that include students of varying skills and ages. I’ve been experimenting with mixing different ages and skills in the same group class. It has been hard work figuring it out, but worth it! WHY? The population that I serve is busy, busy, busy. Plus, parents want their children […]