This is our 101st post on The Blog! To celebrate here are some of our favourite blogs that feature resources and videos.
10 TOP TIPS FOR ONCE A MAN
One of the first blogs we ever published! The song Once a man fell in a well has to be one of my all-time favourites. It’s so useful! In this post I share some teaching ideas with you and you can download the score and accompaniment.
ARE YOU A LITTLE HAZY ABOUT HOW TO TEACH COMPOUND TIME?
A video, a score and several teaching ideas help to make this blog about compound time quite a rich mine of information. And of course, we now have some lovely flashcards to support all these ideas.
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THE JOY OF SCALES – EXAM PREPARATION
This blog features a video where I demonstrate the sort of thing examiners are listening for in the exam room. There’s lots more goodies and nuggets of information about scale playing to be found in this 7-part series so do explore!
THE POWER OF PRACTICE – 5 EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES FOR TEACHERS
If you want to give your pupils a bit of a practice boost next week then investigate this blog post. We give you 5 effective strategies along with action points and some downloadable practice strategy cards. Our pupils all love these and the cards really do make a difference!
THE POWER OF PRACTICE – 7 PRACTICE HATS FOR PARENTS
This was one of our most popular blogs ever! It is written for piano parents and comes with a free e-book. Do feel free to share and pass this on so that your piano parents understand the role they play in the process.
PRACTICAL IDEAS FOR MESSY PIANO PART 3
I had fun putting together this series of blogs all focussing on different pieces of repertoire. In this one Burgmuller’s Angelic Harmony from Op. 100 takes centre stage with some ideas for improvisation demonstrated on two videos.
SEVEN STEPS TO SIGHT-READING SUCCESS
This was the final post in a 3-part series that questions whether sight-reading as a subject should exist. It comes complete with downloadable infographic to help you keep the 7 steps in mind.
I’m discussing the topic of sight-reading on Wednesday (14 June) with ABRSM Chief Examiner John Holmes as we go live on the ABRSM Facebook page at 11am BST. If you have any questions they would love to hear from you!