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The Minuet – Piano Teaching Ideas

I wonder how many piano teachers currently have a student learning the minuet? They are found everywhere in piano tutor books and elementary piano anthologies so the chances are fairly high I think. In this blog I am exploring a few teaching ideas for a Classical minuet, using Reinagle’s Minuet in C as my example. […]

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Co-ordination at the piano: 7 tips from Ilga Pitkevica

One of the new categories to be added the updated edition of the Piano Framework is how to develop co-ordination at the piano. Ilga Pitkevica, tutor on the Piano Teachers’ Course, shares her top tips for teaching co-ordination to our youngest students, right through to the most advanced. The full video is available to watch […]

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INTRODUCING THE PIANO FRAMEWORK©

The Piano Framework© 2021 provides a comprehensive overview of the many different and often overlapping elements that learning to play the piano involves. It provides teachers, students and parents with a new, fresh approach to teaching and learning the piano. It has a concept and skills led approach at its heart. The 2021 edition of […]

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Beginner piano methods loved by our Community!

For many piano teachers across the world, September marks the start of a new academic year.  With lots of new beginner piano students starting their first piano lessons, and many different beginner piano methods on the market, how do we choose the right ones for our students?   Inside The Curious Piano Teachers’ Community this […]

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INTRODUCING JAZZ: 10 FAVOURITE RESOURCES FOR PIANO LESSONS

Do you want to introduce jazz piano to your students? Or maybe you’re interested in finding out more about jazz piano for your own personal musical development? Curious Community Manager, Hannah O’Toole shares some of her favourite teaching activities and resources at all levels to get you started. 1. CREATE FIRST DUET & SOLO EDITIONS […]

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Top Tips for returning to face-to-face piano lessons

Are you one of the many thousands of teachers who are tentatively starting to return to face-to-face piano lessons? Many members of The Community have just started and I’ve been getting some top tips from them. The choice of when to return to face-to-face piano teaching is a very personal one. I decided to stay […]

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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 […]

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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 […]