Beautiful Hands!

Beautiful Hands!

Posted on Jan 18, 2015 in Technique

Flat fingers. Hanging thumbs. Wrists resting on the keyboard. Pinkies up in the air. Working on technique during a group lesson is a challenge and being consistent is the key to making it happen. Keeping your eyes on two or more pairs of hands is no small feat while trying to make music! But it […]

Beginners

Beginners

Posted on Jan 2, 2015 in Methods, Technique

  Last year I decided to learn biblical Hebrew (really??). Luckily, I had a fabulous teacher who was extremely patient. Being a student again made me take a second look at the expectations I had for  my beginning  group piano students. Here are a few things I learned from my own class: Start slow even if there are students […]

May I Ask You A Question?

May I Ask You A Question?

Posted on Dec 31, 2014 in Logistics, Methods, Technique

Recently I received a lovely email from a teacher in a nearby city who is wanting to begin to offer group lessons.  I thought it would be a good idea to share her questions and my answers – I’m sure there is someone else out there who is wondering the same thing! 1. When have you […]