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 […]

Group Piano for Preschoolers

Group Piano for Preschoolers

Posted on May 2, 2015 in Methods

 It is not hard to find a preschool music program to implement in your studio. However you might have greater difficulty finding one that is geared specifically towards learning to play the piano.  For many years I used different curricula and always felt that I was spending a lot of time adding a piano component to […]

Great Tools for Your Classroom

Great Tools for Your Classroom

Posted on Apr 24, 2015 in Logistics, Methods

A few months ago I “met” Debra Perez, co-author of Musical Moments and Way Cool Keyboarding on Facebook and after chatting online we talked some more over the phone. We have yet to meet in person, however we speak the same group piano language and I was so delighted that she has supported this blog by […]