My Top Three

My Top Three

Posted on Jan 16, 2019 in Featured, Methods

This post focuses on methods written exclusively for group piano. “Way Cool” Keyboarding! 4 Kids Full of cool original compositions with tracks that work on todays’ excellent keyboards right from your USB. Created with the goal of having students play right away, by rote with beautiful floating hands. From the beginning students will keep a […]

Group Piano and Science

Group Piano and Science

Posted on Jan 9, 2019 in Featured, Methods, Piano Camp

Why Science? For the past few years incorporating S.T.E.M. into every day learning has been popular in public schools. The acronym stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  S.T.E.A.M would add an Art component to the mix. You can find all sorts of ways to add these subjects to your classroom activities and a great […]

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 2

Mixed Ages – part 2

Posted on Mar 10, 2018 in Class Routine, Featured, Logistics

In part 1 of Mixed Ages I shared my reasons for mixing different ages and piano skills in my weekly group lessons. Now I will share how I have made it work. Group lessons must always have a structure and a plan so that chaos does not take over.  Adding different ages and skills could […]

Piano Party!

Piano Party!

Posted on Feb 25, 2018 in Featured, Logistics, Piano Camp

Have you noticed that right around week 6 on the teaching calendar students have that bored look on their faces? Are you as a teacher a few steps away from burn out?  Besides adding a change of pace, a Piano Party can infuse your studio with  much needed energy. This is also an activity that […]