My First Piano Adventure – in a group setting

My First Piano Adventure – in a group setting

Posted on Dec 7, 2016 in Class Routine, Methods

My First Piano Adventure for the Young Beginner by Nancy and Randall Faber and published by Hal Leonard is one of those piano methods that I love to hate and hate to love. Strong words. In the world of “purist” piano teachers it may come across as an atrocity to the world of piano pedagogy. […]

Scheduling

Scheduling

Posted on Sep 12, 2015 in Class Routine, Featured

Preparing for a new semester never gets old! It can cause a little stress and I can get frustrated trying to work with everyone’s schedule, but there are several things that helped make it easier this year. Online Scheduling – there are many services that allow the families to check your studio calendar via the internet and choose […]

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 […]

Drums in Piano Class

Drums in Piano Class

Posted on Jan 18, 2015 in Class Routine

  Drumming is an exciting way to learn and practice rhythms during piano class.  With drums students have the opportunity to feel the rhythm, hear the rhythm and imitate the rhythm. And if you want to practice hand position you can also do it on the drums! For example, if you are teaching “London Bridge”, […]