5 Things  I Love   About Mixed Age Group Piano

5 Things I Love About Mixed Age Group Piano

Posted on Jan 28, 2019 in 10 things, Featured

Way back in 2015 I wrote a post titled 10 Things I Love About Group Piano  and as I read the list I found that there is nothing I would change. However, during the last two years I have been focusing on Mixed Age group classes. It has certainly been a challenge for me but […]

Are You Afraid to Begin?

Are You Afraid to Begin?

Posted on Jan 17, 2019 in Featured, Logistics, think

Any new endeavor is accompanied by at least a little fear. Maybe you interpret that feeling as doubt, caution or plain old scared! No matter the label, it can cause you to stop you in your tracks and continue to teach in a private piano setting. Because you’re afraid. I get it. In 1988 I […]

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 […]