When piano class is a battle of wills with that teenage boy!
by Anita E Kohli
Today I’d like to introduce you to Anita Kohli who teaches in Mumbai, India and writes for us about a topic that readers will appreciate is very close to my own heart: teaching boys. Teenagers of either gender can be a challenge to motivate at times and Anita gives some great tips for dealing with difficult students. ... When piano class is a battle of wills with that teenage boy!
Motivating Teens To Practise Piano By Sending Them Online
by Rebecca Langley
Have Your Teens Always Got Something Better To Do? Let’s face it, most teens can always find something to do instead of practise piano. With pressures from school, sports and other activities alongside the always-on social networking aspect of their lives, encouraging teens to engage in a solitary activity that requires serious focus and effort can be a ... Motivating Teens To Practise Piano By Sending Them Online
Piano music for teens: Groovy Beats by Daniel McFarlane
by Tim Topham
Never content to sit back and relax, Daniel McFarlane, a prolific Australian-based composer of contemporary piano music for students, has recently released a collection of new books called Groovy Beats. As you know, I’ve been a fan of Daniel’s music for some time now and featured his music in a number of previous posts, ... Piano music for teens: Groovy Beats by Daniel McFarlane
Quick NavigationIntroductionAre boys really different? Motivating MalesTeaching Tips4 Fun Resources for Teaching BoysMusic recommendations for boysWhat do you think?IntroductionThere seems to be a general consensus among piano teachers that, in the last five or so years, the number of boys in piano studios seems to have increased. Some teachers are telling me that they now have ... Teaching Boys Piano
Piano music for boys | 15 of the best pieces by Daniel McFarlane
by Tim Topham
Piano Music for Boys Finding motivating piano music, especially for beginner and intermediate teenage boys, can be difficult. Thankfully, there are a number of composers writing really good music for this demographic around the world. I’ve already blogged about Jo Kochie and Geri Rea; today’s profile is on Brisbane-based composer/teacher Daniel McFarlane, who offers readers of topmusic.co a ... Piano music for boys | 15 of the best pieces by Daniel McFarlane
Piano music for boys > 10 of the best pieces by Jo Kotchie
by Tim Topham
I first met Perth-based teacher and composer Jo Kotchie at the APPC conference in 2011. In July this year, we reconnected in relation to the presentation I was giving at the APPC in Toowoomba titled “Fast and Furious: Techniques and Repertoire for Boys” which inspired this blog series. Jo has written a huge amount of music which ... Piano music for boys > 10 of the best pieces by Jo Kotchie
This is the first in a new series of articles I’ll be writing featuring my favourite piano pieces for boys by a variety of Australian and International composers. I had the fortune to meet Geri Rea at a piano teachers’ PD day at the Convention Centre in Melbourne 2010. Geri is a talented teacher and ... 10 of the Best Piano Pieces for Boys by… Geri Rea
Most of my career has focussed on all-boys education. I believe there are many merits to single-sex schooling, especially when it comes to the arts. However, this is not a post about co-ed versus single sex schooling, rather it’s about repertoire that I have found resonates really well when teaching boys. In my experience, boys ... Teaching Boys Piano – Repertoire Ideas
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