Teaching teens can be a completely different experience from your average 7 year old student. Teenagers are starting to figure out who they are and what they like. This means that they won’t always just play a piece because you gave it to them, and they won’t practice something they don’t think is relevant to ... TTTV023: 5 Tips for Teaching Teens
The age old question…how do we make piano scales fun and relevant?
by Nicola Cantan
Introduction “Ok, let’s start with some scales.” *Cue student’s eyelid’s drooping*. We all know we’re supposed to teach our piano students their scales, but it can quickly turn into a battle of wills. I never want to tell my students to “eat their vegetables”, so how do I make those vegetables look like candy? It’s not ... The age old question…how do we make piano scales fun and relevant?
Teaching Video: Students improvising backing tracks for scales
by Tim Topham
Most students find scale practice pretty dull. So do I. in fact, I find teaching scales pretty dull too! What’s more, starting lessons with the same old, “Well, let’s hear how your scales have gone this week”, is not likely to inspire students if it’s the same greeting every single lesson. With this in mind, ... Teaching Video: Students improvising backing tracks for scales
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