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What does it take to become the go-to piano teacher for teenagers? In this episode, I’m giving you my 5 tips for teaching piano to teens.
Most of my tips are actually relevant to teaching students of other ages, too – including adults. I cover strategies you can use to approach teaching piano to teens and adults versus younger children and relate piano practice to a teenager’s way of thinking.
Teaching teens isn’t just about having them learn chords and read music. And this episode will help you understand what to do, how to connect with your teens, and make lessons relevant, relatable and fun.
Transcript of the Show
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In this episode, hear tips on teaching piano to teens:
- [04:08] Must-ask questions for your teen students
[05:27] Getting teens to read music
- [06:41] Encouraging teens to play something they like
- [08:01] Building relationships with your students.
- [11:03] Flexibility in teaching structures.
- [15:20] Be cool and build rapport with your students.
- [21:03] Be relevant – connect with your student’s lives
- [25:34] Use technology to teach and inspire teens and adults.
- [27:49] Be yourself and have fun.
- Top 10 Pop Songs for Piano Students
- How to Make Piano Scales Fun
- Holiday Piano Technical Work Ideas
- Best iPad Apps for Piano Teachers
- Piano Adventures Accelerated Method
- Piano Pronto – Jennifer Eklund
- Supersonics by Daniel Macfarlane
- Fired Up – Jennifer Eklund
- “Way Cool” Keyboarding by Debra Perez
- Piano Safari
- Apps / Programs Mentioned:
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Just make sure you try out some of the ideas before they get lost in the business of your next lessons!
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