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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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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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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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Do You Have What It Takes?
Do You Have What It Takes To Teach Piano? So what made you think of teaching piano? Maybe you’re a music teacher in a school and would like the opportunity to do some out-of-hours teaching and earn a bit of … Continue reading