Monthly Archives: May 2015

Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“Teaching well is like ‘practicing your students.’” — Robert A. Duke from his book: “Intelligent Music Teaching“ Feel free to download and share this quote or image.

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Book Review: Intelligent Music Teaching by Robert A. Duke

I am excited to post this book review because this is one of the best books I have read in a while. If you are looking for a practical yet research-based book about piano/music pedagogy, get your hands on this book. This is my best book recommendation for any music teacher looking to improve their teaching. Intelligent Music Teaching: Essays […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” — Margaret Mead Feel free to download and share this quote or image.

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Music Mapping with Piano Students

With nearly every piece I teach, the student and I analyze and label the form: Q&A phrases, AB form, ABA form, sonata form, etc.. Understanding the structure of a piece helps the student learn the piece more thoroughly and make well-based decisions relating to the interpretation of a piece. Back in early March, a student of mine demonstrated he had […]

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