piano teaching survey

The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the piano teaching studio – part 1

The effect of COVID-19 over the last six months has been dramatic, causing disruption and anxiety throughout society. Its impact has been profound on many levels, and the piano teaching profession has felt this seismic change along with everyone else. From the initial results of the COVID-19 piano teaching survey, it is now clear just […]

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A letter to my piano parents – thank you!

To end my 2019-20 academic year I have written a thank you letter to my piano parents. Written from my own personal perspective it reflects my own circumstances and current thoughts about my piano teaching in Autumn 2020. I share it here in the hope that some of you find it useful.  Dear Piano Parents, […]

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Change in the Piano Studio

Change has come dramatically to the world over the last six months. Now we all have a different perspective on life and living. I heard someone on the radio just this week say: there are decades where nothing happens and weeks where decades happen. That resonated with me and is certainly true in the piano […]

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A survey of piano teachers and the impact of COVID-19 on the piano studio

Nobody is in any doubt that the world has changed dramatically over the last few months. The Covid-19 virus has impacted our daily lives, and everyone has had to adjust to a new way of living and working. ADAPTING TO THE SITUATION In the world of piano teaching, It has been heartening to witness the […]

The Curious Piano Teachers

The Curious Piano Teachers – celebrating five years, part 2

May 17th 2020 finds The Curious Piano Teachers celebrating their fifth birthday. In part 1, we followed Sally and Sharon as they developed their idea; in part 2, we look back over the past five years of Curiousness.   ONE STEP AT A TIME By early spring 2015, we were ready to start building an […]

The Curious Piano Teachers

The Curious Piano Teachers celebrate 5 years – part 1

This week it’s a whole five year since the official launch of The Curious Piano Teachers! We’re celebrating with online parties for our members and we’re also looking back at how we got here. Here’s the back story to date. WHEN SALLY MET SHARON …and what happened next. Back in 2004 Sally presented a lecture […]

Piano Teachers – thank you!

Piano teachers – Thank YOU! All across the world so many of you are doing a brilliant job in these extraordinary times. So during Teacher Appreciation Week* – from us to you – a huge thank you on behalf of all the piano students you are teaching and piano parents you are working with. PIANO […]

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Zoom for online piano lessons – 10 ways to set up safe and secure lessons

In the last couple of weeks more and more people, including piano teachers, have turned to zoom for online piano lessons. It’s a great platform on the whole and for many people (although not all) it’s more stable and versatile than the alternatives of Skype, Facetime or What’s App. Zoom has been in the news […]

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TEACHING PIANO ONLINE – GETTING STARTED PART 2

Finding the positive in this current situation is challenging but, as piano teachers making the switch to teaching piano online, the profession has the opportunity to think of this as a big, long-term research project. Its hypothesis: what effect will teaching piano online have on the progress of students and the attitude and motivation of […]

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TEACHING PIANO ONLINE – GETTING STARTED PART 1

  As Coronavirus, Covid-19 continues to take hold across the world more and more piano teachers are considering the possibility of teaching piano online. It’s clearly not without its challenges but, if you approach it in the right way and with a positive, curious attitude you might find that it brings some unexpected, fresh ideas […]