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. […]

Piano Pyramid

Piano Pyramid

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 […]