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”, […]

The Beauty of a Routine

The Beauty of a Routine

Posted on Jan 2, 2015 in Class Routine

Wake up. Get out of bed. Brush your teeth. Quiet time. Exercise. Prepare lunch. Eat breakfast. Get dressed. Go to Work. It’s a good plan. I try to follow it every day.  TRY. Mostly I end up with a variation of this plan. But I have a plan! Your group piano class MUST have a […]

Group Piano & Young Beginners- The List

Group Piano & Young Beginners- The List

Posted on Jan 2, 2015 in Class Routine, Classroom management, Methods

One acoustic piano is enough. Repeat. Repeat Again.  Then do a little repetition. Take a song home! One Piano Don’t delay the start of a great piano adventure by thinking that you need to have a keyboard for each student.  You will divide your class time between singing on the rug, playing rhythm games, refining […]