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Roberta Wolff

I am a piano teacher, mentor and writer based in Surrey, UK. I am also author of the "highly recommended" Music, Me, Piano Practice Resources. My students cover a wide range of ages and abilities; there is something new to be learnt from each of them. I love finding unique ways of inspiring each musician I meet and sharing ideas with others. You can visit me at my website by clicking here.

How to Make Piano Sight-Reading a Fun Activity

Sometimes our students might find sight-reading a boring and tedious activity. It doesn't have to be that way. Expert guest writer Roberta Wolff tells us how to get our students to 'lock into sight-reading'.

How to Successfully Navigate Piano Teaching Taboos [Part Two]

Piano Teaching Taboos Welcome to part two of this two-post series on piano teaching taboos. I have come up with eight piano teaching taboos that I think need to be addressed. In case you missed the first post, where I wrote about the first four taboos, click here to read it before continuing on with ... How to Successfully Navigate Piano Teaching Taboos [Part Two]

How to Successfully Navigate Piano Teaching Taboos [Part One]

Piano Teaching Taboos Life is all about how you handle Plan B –  Suzy Toronto Life happens, despite the best lesson plans, qualifications, and experience. At the end of the day we teachers are all human, and it should not surprise us when we find ourselves working on Plan B. I am opening the discussion ... How to Successfully Navigate Piano Teaching Taboos [Part One]

Teaching Piano by Ear: A Journey into the Unknown

Learning piano by ear is a difficult, but rewarding task. This month, my site will be dedicated to helping teachers engage their students with this style of teaching. Aural training is vital, and I hope this month will show you exactly why, and inspire you to give it a go.

How to Tackle Piano Performance Anxiety

It is the million dollar question that all students will ask you at one point during their education: “How can I stop feeling nervous about performing?”.  Performance anxiety is natural and students deal with exams and concerts in different ways. Some students embrace the pressure that comes with it, while others need a helping hand.  ... How to Tackle Piano Performance Anxiety

Piano Studio Concerts and Exams – What Works Best?

  What is the best way for you to use piano studio concerts? Should teachers play at these concerts? How do you deal with pressure from parents who just want their children to do exams?  These are all queries that arise when discussing and planning performance opportunities for your students. When running a studio with ... Piano Studio Concerts and Exams – What Works Best?

 

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Piano Practice Guides for Motivating Students [Free Resources]

Have you ever wondered how a student’s practice diary or assignment book can best support their development as a musician or if there’s even any point in writing things down each week? Have you ever wondered if there are better ways that you can guide your students to practise effectively during the week? Many of us ... Piano Practice Guides for Motivating Students [Free Resources]