Tips for Helping Students Choose Their Own Pieces

Kids don’t get much real choice in life. One way I help my students develop their own sense of personal taste is to let them choose some of their pieces.  I use Piano Town  with all my beginning students so they’re already on a clear pathway built of steady, incremental steps. As they progress, I find Continue Reading

Colorful Memorization

Memorizing a piece can be challenging. Even more challenging can be motivating a student to memorize a piece. I wanted Audrey to memorize this Tango, the same piece that we’d used the Peek-a-Boo Window on the week before.  First, I had her interact with the score. We used colored tape Continue Reading