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 […]

I Only Have One Piano…

I Only Have One Piano…

Posted on Mar 17, 2018 in Logistics, Methods

  Have you been staying away from teaching piano in a group setting because you do not have a room full of pianos? If one piano is your current situation and you are ready to schedule your first group lesson, here are a few suggestions: Find duos, trios, quartets and other pieces that allow different combinations […]

Piano Adventures Primer Level – group lesson

Piano Adventures Primer Level – group lesson

Posted on Dec 19, 2016 in Class Routine, Methods

As I mentioned in my previous post the Piano Adventure series of method books have been a time saver for me! Another great resource the Fabers have published is the primer level Teacher Guide which comes with a video and lesson plan for each piece in the Primer level Lesson book.  So, adapting it for group […]

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. […]