Thanks for watching my YouTube video about helping students turn off Autopilot when they are practising their scales: Here are well over 20 ideas to keep your teaching (and your students’ practice) fresh. This FREE download has 3 pages of fresh ideas that you can grab and print out today. Keep it on your piano ... Turning off Autopilot in Piano Practice
How to Use Experience-Based Activities to Motivate Piano Students
by Megan Desmarais
How do you motivate piano students? It seems like this is the question of the century and in a perfect world, every piano student would be intrinsically motivated. But, alas, as piano teachers, we wear the expert knowledge-holder hat, the creative artist hat, the event planner hat and the studio manager hat, just to name ... How to Use Experience-Based Activities to Motivate Piano Students
Product Review: Collabra Music – Finally a Way to Track Students’ Practice
by Lynda Irvine
Collabra Practise App Collabra is used to send video and audio recordings between student and teacher. Text comments can also be sent creating a conversation between student and teacher. It’s an app that can help you keep track of your students’ practice and improve communication between you and your student outside of lesson times. What ... Product Review: Collabra Music – Finally a Way to Track Students’ Practice
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
Here, Have a Chainsaw! Metronome Practice | Piano Pedagogy Page
by Tim Topham
All about metronome practice with students… Great article. It occurs to me that I’m occasionally guilty of telling students they need to use a metronome without having taught them how to use one. It’s the musical equivalent of handing someone a chainsaw and expecting them to cut down a tree. Pretend for a moment that you’ve ... Here, Have a Chainsaw! Metronome Practice | Piano Pedagogy Page
Practising in rhythms is, without a doubt, my No 1 practice tip for students! Why? One simple reason: it reduces the amount of time that they need to spend practising repetitive sequences such as scales and scale passages, arpeggios, broken chords and any kind of fast quaver or semiquaver movement. Students will be able to ... Teaching piano with rhythms
Teaching piano practice: Just 0.3% of a student’s week? You’re kidding right?!
by Tim Topham
How to teach piano practice Have you ever calculated just how little time you get to spend with your students out of their total working week? It’s a fascinating and insightful exercise and its result should dictate much of what we do with students during lessons. Last year, I read a fantastic book called “The Practice Revolution” ... Teaching piano practice: Just 0.3% of a student’s week? You’re kidding right?!
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