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 […]

Group Piano Classroom Management

Group Piano 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 […]

Mixed Ages – part 2

Mixed Ages – part 2

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

In part 1 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 […]

Mixed Ages – part 1

Mixed Ages – part 1

Posted on Feb 18, 2018 in Class Routine, Classroom management, Featured

Yes. You read correctly. Group Piano lessons that include students of varying skills and ages. I’ve been experimenting with mixing different ages and skills in the same group class. It has been hard work figuring it out, but worth it! WHY? The population that I serve is busy, busy, busy. Plus, parents want their children […]