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. […]

Musikgarten

Musikgarten

Posted on Jun 27, 2015 in Methods

A few years ago Musikgarten (http://www.musikgarten.org/teacher_grouppiano.cfm)   was my textbook. I learned a great deal about group piano and still use many of their ideas in my teaching. This blog post is one I shared back in 2008 on missdorla.com. The Musikgarten teacher training is thorough and in depth. This is not an open and […]

Group Piano for Adults

Group Piano for Adults

Posted on May 8, 2015 in Methods

I am terrible at advertising my studio. Ter. ri. ble. Needless to say I rely heavily on word of mouth.  I know I should have done more to fill my new adult class – but I was out of ideas and mostly out of money for advertising. So after flyers at the recital, emails to […]