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The Future of Piano Teaching: What Does it Really Look Like?

by Sean Wales

Piano pedagogy has changed, adapted and evolved in so many ways over the past decade. So what does the future of piano teaching look like? Let’s take a glimpse forward and see how we can best prepare for the future of music education. Please continue the discussion in the comments section below. TECHNOLOGY We will ... The Future of Piano Teaching: What Does it Really Look Like?

07/24/2017 Read more

How to Plan and Run a Pop Piano Recital [Part Two]

by Tim Topham

Welcome to Part Two of this series. In Part One, we explored how to name your event and the importance of finding the right musicians for your rhythm section. We also discussed getting students singing and what music to play and provide to your band. If you haven’t read it yet, click here: How to ... How to Plan and Run a Pop Piano Recital [Part Two]

05/10/2017 Read more

How to Plan and Run a Pop Piano Recital [Part One]

by Tim Topham

If you’re a teacher that is embracing more modern music teaching in your studio, you’re probably finding that your recitals are becoming more and more filled with pop music! Depending on the nature of your traditional recitals, you might like to consider whether running a dedicated recital/concert just for your pop music students would be ... How to Plan and Run a Pop Piano Recital [Part One]

05/03/2017 Read more

How to Organise Fun Piano Recitals [Expert Roundup]

by Sean Wales

Fun Piano Recitals Today we have a fantastic Expert Roundup post, giving you some ideas on how to organise fun piano recitals. Contributing to today’s post are experienced piano teachers and music bloggers. They are sharing with us a way of putting on a performance or recital that is different; a recital that is creative, ... How to Organise Fun Piano Recitals [Expert Roundup]

04/19/2017 Read more

An Open Letter to Parents of Piano Students

by Tim Topham

A Document for Piano Parents Everywhere As the nature of music education shifts from one of note reading, performance and interpretation to one of creativity, curiosity, composition and exploration, many piano teachers are finding it hard to explain the value and importance of this change with parents. This means that there is sometimes a conflict between what ... An Open Letter to Parents of Piano Students

04/15/2017 Read more

How to Tackle Piano Performance Anxiety

by Roberta Wolff

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

04/10/2017 Read more
 

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Piano Studio Concerts and Exams – What Works Best?

by Roberta Wolff

  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?

04/05/2017 Read more

Exploring Piano Exams and Recitals

by Tim Topham

This month, we’re going to focus on two sometimes controversial aspects of piano teaching: exams and recitals. This will include discussions around performing, competitions, festivals, performance anxiety and so forth. We’re going to discuss the best approaches for incorporating exams into your studio, when students should sit exams and how to discuss exams with pushy parents. When it ... Exploring Piano Exams and Recitals

04/03/2017 Read more