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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
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
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
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