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 […]

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 […]

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 & 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 […]