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Before the Exam

Piano Examinations: Before the Exam A few weeks before the big day, I give my pupil a ‘mock’ to prepare him for his piano exam (In some cases I will follow this with two or three more mock exam-based lessons). … Continue reading

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Pieces

Piano Examinations: Pieces (See also Lesson Format: Current Piece and New and Old Pieces) Once the scales are in progress, it’s time to start my pupil working on his first exam piece. The examination board I use – the ABRSM … Continue reading

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Scales

Piano Examinations: Scales (See also Lesson Format 2: Scales). I am starting with this section – rather than with pieces – as I always advise my pupils: ‘scales first’. I also apply this to my teaching methods: I start teaching … Continue reading

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4) New and Old Pieces

Piano Lesson Format 4: New and Old Pieces Depending what stage the ‘piece in progress’ is at, I might also give the pupil a new piece to work on. New Piece With the John W. Schaum series of books, this … Continue reading

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2) Scales

Piano Lesson Format 2: Scales After the ‘chat’ and the discussion about the week’s practice, the next part of the lesson is taken up with scales (for the learners who have reached that stage). I generally introduce the first scale … Continue reading

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