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. […]

Mixed Ages & Skills

Mixed Ages & Skills

Posted on Aug 16, 2019 in Featured, Logistics, Methods, Planning

Have you heard of one-room school houses? In the history of education one-room school houses provided the ideal learning environment for many. Students of different ages and levels learned together. One teacher teaching different grade levels. This is the concept of mixed age group piano teaching or mixed ages. One teacher teaching different piano grade […]

Let’s Talk

Let’s Talk

Posted on Aug 3, 2019 in Featured, Logistics, Planning

Facebook is a very popular “go to” place for advice. Just “google it”, we say. Let’s see what comes up! I really don’t know why we think it is OK. Probably because it’s free. Maybe because it is somewhat anonymous. Then there comes a time when you need to find clarity about what you should […]

Organize Your Year

Organize Your Year

Posted on Jul 27, 2019 in Featured, Planning

A lesson plan is essential to have when teaching group piano lessons, but have you considered planning your whole year ahead of time? I am in the midst of planning. As of today, a hot day in July, I have only planned up to December. What I know Which day classes begin in August and […]

Importance of Group Piano

Importance of Group Piano

Posted on May 8, 2019 in Featured, Planning, think

Let’s be real.   Teaching children to play the piano in a group setting is not easy. Today, I am thinking of a group piano class that meets at 3:30 pm on Fridays.  Six students. Ages 7-12. Two of them talk continuously. Even with headphones on. One always want to follow his own agenda. Another […]