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Theory Letter

Theory Examination Letter When my pupils have passed their grade 4 piano exam it’s time to discuss with them – and their parents – which route they plan to take next. At this point I send out a letter explaining … 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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Making Entries

Piano Examinations: Making Entries If you plan to enter your pupils for examinations (something the majority of pupils, parents and teachers seem to want) – you need to decide which exam board to use. The main options are The Associated … Continue reading

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Playing Without Music

Playing Piano Without Music Although – in the vast majority of cases – my aim is to teach pupils to read music from a score – there is a handful of occasions when I encourage them to deviate from this. … Continue reading

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