I believe strongly in the power of teaching lead sheets in our piano lessons. Lead sheets can help students understand music better and make them more “all-rounder” pianists who can adapt to different musical contexts.
On the show today, I’m sharing some of my thoughts about why we should teach lead sheet playing to our students and a great clip from one of our Inner Circle courses with Forrest Kinney.
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In this episode, you’ll learn
- Why I love teaching lead sheets to students
- What an “all-rounder” musician is and how I become one
- How to create a lead sheet
- How you can get started teaching lead sheets
- Styling ideas for teaching lead sheets to beginners
- Taking the Lead: Lead Sheets from Lesson 1
- 9 Reasons Why Playing Lead Sheets is Essential for Students
- Barbie Girl meets Bach – comparing old and new chord progressions
- How to Support YouTubers in Your Piano Teaching
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Do you teach your students about lead sheets?
How do you go about it? What benefits have you seen for your students?