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 […]

Playing By Ear

Posted on Feb 27, 2015 in Methods

 When I was 6 years old I tried playing a few tunes by ear, but my piano teacher would not have it. I HAD to learn to read the notes.  I was horrible at reading notes until one day it all clicked – and now I read the notes very well. But what about playing […]

10 Reasons to Teach Piano in Groups

10 Reasons to Teach Piano in Groups

Posted on Jan 23, 2015 in 10 things

Let’s be real.  Teaching children to play the piano in a group setting is not easy. To adults? Maybe. But lately every time I think of group piano I have visions of a certain class.  Six students. Ages 6-8. Two of them talk continuously. One always want to follow his own agenda. Another one thinks […]