Group Piano and Science

Group Piano and Science

Posted on Jan 9, 2019 in Featured, Methods, Piano Camp

Why Science? For the past few years incorporating S.T.E.M. into every day learning has been popular in public schools. The acronym stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  S.T.E.A.M would add an Art component to the mix. You can find all sorts of ways to add these subjects to your classroom activities and a great […]

Classroom Management

Classroom Management

Posted on Mar 24, 2018 in 10 things, Classroom management, Featured

Maybe I am the only group piano teacher that has to deal with discipline in the classroom…maybe not; but I wish there were more teachers talking about it! Meeting with my group piano students once a week it sometimes feels like the first few classes in a semester are spent putting routines into place and […]

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 […]

Mixed Ages: Part II

Mixed Ages: Part II

Posted on Mar 10, 2018 in Class Routine, Featured, Logistics

In Part I of Mixed Ages, I shared my reasons for mixing different ages and piano skills in my weekly group lessons. Now I will share how I have made it work. Group lessons must always have a structure and a plan so that chaos does not take over.  Adding different ages and skills could […]

Piano Party!

Piano Party!

Posted on Feb 25, 2018 in Featured, Logistics, Piano Camp

Have you noticed that right around week 6 on the teaching calendar students have that bored look on their faces? Are you as a teacher a few steps away from burn out?  Besides adding a change of pace, a Piano Party can infuse your studio with  much needed energy. This is also an activity that […]