Great Tools for Your Classroom

Great Tools for Your Classroom

Posted on Apr 24, 2015 in Logistics, Methods

A few months ago I “met” Debra Perez, co-author of Musical Moments and Way Cool Keyboarding on Facebook and after chatting online we talked some more over the phone. We have yet to meet in person, however we speak the same group piano language and I was so delighted that she has supported this blog by […]

Dear Mayron…

Dear Mayron…

Posted on Apr 15, 2015 in Class Routine, Logistics, Methods

Don’t you wish you could just talk to someone who has been teaching group piano for years and could answer all your questions? It does not matter how many years I have been teaching (30+) there is always someone’s brain I would like to “pick”. Mayron Cole began self-publishing and teaching group piano many years […]

How To Begin Teaching Piano in Groups

How To Begin Teaching Piano in Groups

Posted on Apr 9, 2015 in Class Routine, Logistics

Many of you are familiar with Jennifer Foxx and her blog and all the resources that she gathers for us to stay “in the know”.  Today I am honored to be a guest on her blog and share a basic lesson plan for your first group piano lesson. How To Begin Teaching Piano in Groups […]

What About the “Slow” Student?

What About the “Slow” Student?

Posted on Mar 12, 2015 in Classroom management, Logistics

Many teachers interested in teaching piano to a group of students worry about all students progressing at the same tempo. Do elementary classroom teachers worry about this? Are ballet teachers concerned about their dancers progressing at the same rate? Have you noticed how some parents talk about group piano lessons as having nothing in common […]

Group Piano Lessons Online

Group Piano Lessons Online

Posted on Mar 5, 2015 in Logistics

When there is any type of frozen precipitation  in Texas  – schools are closed.  This translates to Dorla’s Piano Studio being closed. Even though it is easy for me to get to the studio ( it’s right next door), my studio policy states  that when school closes due to inclement weather, the studio will also be […]