A few weeks ago, I received an email from a 16-year-old homeschooler, asking if I’d answer some interview questions for a research project about piano teaching. I was happy to oblige, and she was willing to let me post my answers here too. It was kind of fun! How old were you when you first [...]
The new month brings us a new teacher feature! Say hello to Diane, everyone! Name: Diane Heath Studio name: Heath Music Studio Website: www.dianeheath.org Please tell us about your piano and/or teaching background. I teach part-time, with a studio of 20 – 25 students, and am also a church musician in Washington, DC. For over twenty years I’ve [...]
Hello friends, Now that the NCKP Conference posts are all up, it’s time to return to regular posts! Today, we have a new Teacher Feature. Say hello to Irina! Name: Irina Gorin Studio: Gorin Piano Studio in Indiana. Facebook Page: Irina Gorin Piano Studio Please tell us about your piano and/or teaching background! I started piano [...]
I love reading interviews. It’s great to hear the perspectives of different musicians on playing, teaching, and other topics. After the great success of a few interview posts in the past (remember Andrea Dow, and the cousins Keri & Carolyn?), I began to realize that great interviews aren’t just for the big magazines and the great musicians. Why [...]
Meet Keri and Carolyn. They are two cousins and piano teachers out of Canada who teamed up to establish their successful piano studio, Piano Stars. They also sell some unique and original piano teaching materials on their website (click here) and on Etsy. When I stumbled across their Etsy shop one day, I just had [...]
This week I gave a few first lessons to some new students. One of the things I always ask during the first lesson/interview is: What are some of your goals in taking piano lessons? Here are some examples of answers I’ve received from students: I want to be able to play classical pieces that everyone [...]
This post features an interview with Dror Perl, composer of the “Red,” “Purple,” and “Blue” book that were reviewed in a previous post.
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An video interview with fellow grad student Loretta Lanning, discussing her thoughts on “Piano Teaching as a Profession.” This video was recorded and edited using iMovie.