Tag Archives: teaching piano

The January Forum: What are your teaching goals for 2011?

Last month’s discussion forum brought out some great comments from you all! Most of you agreed that the teacher should play something on student recitals when possible, as long as the piece is not overly showy. The dicussion topic for the January Forum: Do you have any teaching goals for 2011? What changes or improvements […]

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The December Forum: Should the Teacher Perform at Studio Recitals?

Discussion topic for the December Forum: At studio recitals, should the teacher perform a piece? Will it inspire students and will families enjoy hearing the teacher play?  Or will the students/families get the impression that the teacher is showing off and blowing the students’ performances out of the water?  What is your take on this […]

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Teaching Tip: Engaging the Emotions

A discussion about the effectiveness of engaging the student’s emotions to encourage learning in the piano lesson.

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SUMMARY | July Monthly Forum: Discussing Method Books

Read about what readers posted concerning their thoughts about various piano methods, and also check out the list of questions to ask yourself when evaluating piano methods to use with your students. This post serves as the summary of the July 2010 Monthly Forum topic: Discussing Method Books.

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