Teaching Piano in Groups by Christopher Fisher

Teaching Piano in Groups by Christopher Fisher

Posted on Dec 12, 2019 in Featured, Planning, think

It has been an honor to chat with teachers from all over the world about group piano teaching. One of my most favorite things to do is to match them up with the best resources available that I am aware of. One of these timeless resources is Christopher Fisher’s book Teaching Piano in Groups.  It […]

Same Song for All

Same Song for All

Posted on Oct 30, 2019 in Class Routine, Featured, Methods, Planning

What? Really? There is no variety in your studio? What do you mean “they all play the same song”? Aren’t your students bored? What about siblings? Won’t they be upset they are playing the same song? It is one of the best things I have done for my studio. I Simplified my repertoire choices. Why? […]

How I Teach My Groups

How I Teach My Groups

Posted on Oct 12, 2019 in Class Routine, Featured, Methods, Planning

If you are an experienced piano teacher you know what it is like to teach a wide range of students with different skills and abilities. In my studio I might have 8 students during the same hour learning together. This is becoming more and more common as teachers discover the value of teaching piano in […]

How to Teach Mixed Ages

How to Teach Mixed Ages

Posted on Sep 25, 2019 in Class Routine, Featured, Methods, Planning

Have you ever had a waiting list of students ready for you to schedule and time slots for group piano with only one or two students signed up? Maybe they were not all of the same age group you were hoping for. Perhaps they can only come on a specific day of the week. It […]

Talking Points

Talking Points

Posted on Sep 11, 2019 in Featured, Logistics, Planning, think

Anything out of the ordinary requires repetition and clarification. If it shakes up the status quo get ready for criticism. But if you truly believe that what you have to offer will be a benefit to others, you should not give up. Teaching group piano lessons in a private piano lesson world is not easy. […]