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

Post-It Note Power Practice: Case Study

Working with Iliana using Post-It Notes. My student Iliana came to her lesson having carefully practiced the piece I had assigned to her, The Superheroes from Piano Town Level One. It was well-learned except for one problem: she was stopping at each and every bar line.  This is a common situation. The video below Continue Reading