327: How to Teach Chord Charts and Lead Sheets with Susan Deas (Replay)

327: How to Teach Chord Charts and Lead Sheets with Susan Deas (Replay)

Are you looking to inspire lifelong passion for music in your piano students? In this replay episode, Susan Deas explores the benefits of teaching lead sheets and shares the results of her survey, where 90% of teachers found lead sheet playing to be a valuable skill. If you’re looking for a practical, step-by-step guide to incorporating lead sheets into your lessons, Susan’s book, Improvisation for Classically Trained Pianists, is the perfect resource. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to add creativity and excitement to your piano teaching repertoire. Start cultivating a love of music in your students today with Deas’ expert guidance.

  • Distinguishing the dissimilarity between chord charts and lead sheets.
  • What prompted Susan’s research in the field of improvisation?
  • Susan’s research revealed teachers’ attitudes towards creativity.
  • Why teachers don’t teach lead sheets and why it is essential for them to do so.
  • Strategies to effectively engage piano parents in incorporating improvisation in their child’s learning.
  • Susan’s method for preparing young students for lead sheet playing.
  • How to incorporate more improvisation into your piano lessons.
  • Susan’s expert tips on how to effectively teach lead sheets to your piano students.

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327: How to Teach Chord Charts and Lead Sheets with Susan Deas (Replay)

Susan Deas is a professional musician, lecturer and teacher. She has been performing as a professional pianist for over twenty years at various venues in Sydney and Newcastle, including hotels, clubs, restaurants, reception centres, churches and retirement villages. She has performed in orchestras, brass bands, concert bands, choirs, jazz bands, rock bands, and a Renaissance ensemble. Susan has also directed and conducted several performance groups, and arranged music for many groups and special occasions.

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