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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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Theory Exams

Music Theory Examinations I spend little time on music theory in the early stages. Some teachers would argue that theory should be taught straight away but I don’t feel that this is the most effective use of a piano teacher’s … Continue reading

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Losing and Regaining Pupils

Losing and Regaining Piano Pupils There’s no point in pretending piano teachers don’t ‘lose’ some pupils: try questioning any small group of adults and you’ll usually find at least one who started learning an instrument (most often piano) as a … Continue reading

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Teaching Yourself

Teaching Yourself to Play the Piano (Unlike the majority of this website, the following advice is aimed mainly at piano learners, rather than teachers). I could sum up this article in three words: “Don’t do it!” I suppose it’s pretty … Continue reading

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Getting to Know Your Pupil

Getting to Know Your Piano Pupil One of the best things about a piano lesson – aside from the fact that it entails passing on a useful and extremely enjoyable skill – is that it is an – often rare … Continue reading

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If I Can Teach Piano, So Can You! My name is Jan Hazell and I’ve been a successful piano teacher in the North of England, UK, since 2004. I have a full timetable (and a waiting list), a good reputation … Continue reading

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ABOUT ME

About Me: Why I Became a Piano Teacher When I started out in this profession, I didn’t have the self-belief to tell people: ‘I’m a piano teacher’: instead I described myself as ‘a full time mum who teaches a bit … Continue reading

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