online piano lessons

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 […]

CORONAVIRUS AND PIANO LESSONS

With Coronavirus spreading throughout the world here’s a few practical tips for being proactive in your piano studio and teaching. By taking a few, simple steps you can keep yourself and your students as safe as possible and help to prevent any spread of Coronavirus: #1. MAKING CONTACT Make contact with all parents, whether at […]

The Curious Piano Teachers

7 surprising facts about The Curious Piano Teachers

Did you know that The Curious Piano Teachers will be celebrating its 5th birthday in May? Yes, it’s 5 years since our doors were first opened and we welcomed our very first teachers. Like any healthy organisation things have continued to grow and change since 2015 whilst our core values of helping to connect and […]

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A REVIEW OF 2019 CURIOSITY BOXES

2019 has been a bumper year for our Curiosity Boxes, the monthly series of masterclasses, workshops and library of teaching resources available to members. Here’s a round up of all the resources that have been published this year. If you’re already a member of The Community you can just click on the links for immediate […]

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A CURIOUS TOP 10 YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Welcome to our end of year roundup; in this first part we are looking back at what we’ve been up to over on our YouTube Channel. YouTube is still a fairly recent addition to what we offer and during 2019 we’ve been consistently adding videos on a regular basis. Sally’s Tuesday Teaching Tips can all […]

Teaching Beginner Pianists 2019

TEACHING BEGINNER PIANISTS 2019

How many new beginner pianists started piano lessons with you this academic year? Back in November 2018 we asked for your help in gathering some figures together on beginner pianists. One hundred and eight-four teachers contributed to our on-line survey. Between them responsible for teaching 1211 adult and children beginners. The Teaching Beginner Pianists survey […]

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7 reasons for using sol-fa in piano lessons

Teachers are often a bit scared of using sol-fa in piano lessons. Yet sol-fa is such a useful tool for piano teachers and once learnt is a real time-saver. Sol-fa is the use of singing names for vocal pitch: doh, rah, mi, fah, soh, lah, ti. doh’. As pitch cannot be seen, sol-fa helps our […]

Lesson activities to help students understand intervals

How good are your students at recognising intervals? Are they quick to read interval shapes? Are they quick to aurally identify intervals? Are they quick to feel interval shapes (in different keys) on the piano? Are they quick to define what an interval is┬áby telling you that it’s “the distance between two notes”? LESSON ACTIVITY […]