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Grade 5 Music Theory

Grade 5 Music Theory Below is the ‘information sheet’ which I give to pupils when we have covered all aspects of grade 5 theory. The subjects are listed under ‘Question 1’, ‘Question 2’ ‘… 3’ etc. as a means of … Continue reading

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Theory Exam Tips

Theory Examination Tips for Pupil 1) Make sure you have plenty of spare pencils, along with a pencil sharpener and eraser when you go into your music theory exam. 2) Read each question very carefully and underline the important words. … Continue reading

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Tips for Teachers

Tips for Piano Teachers 1) Find yourself a ‘guinea pig’ to practise on before you start teaching paying customers. 2) Spend time choosing piano course books. (To help with this, visit piano course books at Musicroom.com or Amazon UK/Amazon US). … 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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Reading Music

Reading Music The thing that strikes most fear into learners is not sitting at the piano or the playing of the notes but the reading of the music. Children, in particular, will – generally subconsciously – try to avoid this … Continue reading

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