Ear training. A vital component for any musician, but it can cause students to sigh, roll their eyes, and procrastinate. "Can we do something else instead? Anything else?"
Wondering how to make ear training more fun and enjoyable? Games!
Practicing aural skills is one of the most important music theory exercises for any musician. From beginner students to more advanced musicians, boosting listening skills helps everyone when it comes to playing piano. But some music students want to skip the ear training exercises and just play piano without any extra theory lessons. This is ... The Best Ear Training Apps for Your Studio
Why Teaching Piano by Ear Will Definitely Make You a Better Teacher
by Just Rijna
Teaching Piano by Ear “Oh, I’m not very musically talented. I can’t even read notes!” When I tell people I’m a musician, this is a reply I hear often. It always surprises me. The first thing that comes to mind when people think about playing music is the ability to read music. It shows how ... Why Teaching Piano by Ear Will Definitely Make You a Better Teacher
Learning piano by ear is a difficult, but rewarding task. This month, my site will be dedicated to helping teachers engage their students with this style of teaching. Aural training is vital, and I hope this month will show you exactly why, and inspire you to give it a go.
How Music Learning Theory Gives Meaning To What We Teach
by Andy Mullen
Well-meaning piano teachers sit students down at the piano, and immediately take out the method book, and show their student, for example, where middle C is on the staff, and where it is on the piano…They begin with the eye, and with reading, with little, if any, attention to a student’s audiation. If we instead ... How Music Learning Theory Gives Meaning To What We Teach
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