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HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT PIANO TEACHER – PART 2

Learning to play the piano to a reasonable standard takes time and commitment so it’s vital to do your research. Here’s part 2 of our article for parents on how to choose the right piano teacher.    In Part 1 of our blog on this topic, we suggested that the first important step is for […]

how to choose the right piano teacher

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT PIANO TEACHER – PART 1

Learning to play the piano is a popular activity at the moment with both children and adults turning to the instrument during the lockdown. Choosing the right piano teacher is central to the success of the project. So if you are a parent or an adult wanting to learn here is the first part of […]

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TECH TOOLS FOR PIANO TEACHERS: 7 MUST-HAVES

7 MUST-HAVE TECH TOOLS FOR PIANO TEACHERS This week marks one year since many of us taught our first online piano lessons, so we polled our members to ask what tech questions they wanted us to answer. The result is this month’s Technology Q & A Curiosity Box. Here are 7 of our favourite tech […]

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COMPOSITION FESTIVAL: COMPOSE YOURSELF!

Do you have piano students who enjoy being creative? This week on the blog, we are delighted to welcome composer Alison Mathews to talk about Compose Yourself! the online composition festival for UK pianists aged 5-18. But first, a little about Alison and co-creator of the festival, composer Lindsey Berwin… ALISON MATHEWS Alison is a classically trained […]

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Mood-Lifting Piano Pieces Your Students Will Love

Lockdown and online piano lessons can be tough-going at times. A few weeks ago, we were discussing at Team Curious how to keep lessons light-hearted, and our students engaged. We picked out ten mood-lifting piano pieces our students love, and now we’d like to share them with you! Sally, Sharon, and I each chose three […]

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE – MUSICEDCONNECT.COM

Wondering if you should attend a virtual conference? Online events are standard during the pandemic, and there could be real benefits for your piano studio. Everyone has upped their online game, and there are some fabulous events to inspire you from the comfort of your own home. BENEFITS OF ONLINE CONFERENCES FOR PIANO TEACHERS This […]

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ONLINE PIANO TEACHING INSPIRATION: 10 FREE WEBINARS

Looking for online piano teaching ideas? Wondering how to prepare your students for recorded and online exams? We’ve got you covered. Join Sally, Sharon, leading piano pedagogy experts and exam boards, and check out 10 of our most popular recent free webinars on YouTube. Even better, hop over and subscribe for much, much more… 1. […]

Three sheet music anthologies of female composers (published by Hal Leonard, Alfred, and Mel Bay) and the book Sounds And Sweet Airs by Anna Beer on top of a piano

Female Composers at the Keyboard – Part 2

Would you like suggestions for repertoire by female composers, and resources you can use and refer to in your piano teaching? Look no further. We’ve started a resource and repertoire list but feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments! At The Piano With Women Composers: January 2021 Curiosity Box Female composers are […]

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TEACHING PIANO ONLINE – TOP TIPS!

Looking for fresh inspiration and ways to level up your online piano teaching? We asked members of our Community to share their top tips to inspire you for the long haul! March 2020 saw many teachers (in all subjects, not just the piano) taking their teaching online for the first time during the coronavirus pandemic. […]

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Female Composers At The Keyboard: Part 1

I wonder how many female composers you can name? Contemporary female composers are not too hard but what about the Baroque, Classical or Romantic period? This is why I’m excited about this month’s Curiosity Box on piano works by female composers. Community members CLICK HERE for access. AN EMERGING AWARENESS Of course, awareness of female […]