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Tips for Pupils

Tips for Piano Pupils 1) You need short, regular (i.e. habit-forming) practice sessions – with no room for excuses (e.g. ‘I’m too tired’ etc.). 2) Use ‘FaceBook’ to identify keys on the piano (i.e. ‘F’ and ‘B’ are ‘bookends’ with … 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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Sight-Reading

Piano Examinations: Sight-Reading In order to teach sight-reading, it’s advisable to have plenty of suitably-challenging music available for your pupil to attempt to play. You may prefer to use sheet music or books which you already have in your collection … 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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First Piano Lesson

First Piano Lesson My motto for making the first lesson a success reminds me of my Girl Guide days: “Be Prepared”. Having made a few notes about my new pupil during the initial phone conversation, I tuck these away in … Continue reading

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