Category Archives: Examination preparation

Teaching Ideas for Watermark by Louise Chamberlain

We piano teachers, we’re all the same. We love our printable resources! So for this month’s ‘Teaching Ideas’ video, I thought I’d design a student workbook to accompany the piece I’ve chosen to present to you: Louise Chamberlain’s Watermark, currently on the Grade 2 LCM Exams piano syllabus. WATERMARK BY LOUISE CHAMBERLAIN Did you know […]

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Are your students musically literate?

Are your students musically literate? And by that I mean able to read, sing, internalise/audiate, play and create. Now before you wander off thinking that Sally’s talking about beginners again, I don’t just mean those students who are at the more elementary levels but at all levels and standards. WHAT IS MUSICAL LITERACY? To help […]

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  The ABRSM’s newest app – the Sight-Reading Trainer – was launched last month. Designed to help pupils ‘develop the skills to quickly spot the key features, patterns and characteristics in music before you play it’ this new sight-reading app costs £4.99 and is available on the App Store and Google Play. For that you get a […]

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101 Curious Blogs – and counting!

Whoo-hoo! 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. […]

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Online Diploma preparation – 10 FAQ

Lots of you have been in touch with some really good questions about our online diploma course that will help you to prepare for the ATCL or DipABRSM in piano teaching. Here are 10 Frequently Asked Questions – and if you have other questions you’d like to ask us, just drop us an email at […]



If you don’t yet have a piano teaching diploma, take a moment to imagine how it would feel to achieve one in 2018. Preparing for and achieving a piano teaching diploma can help you to build the skills necessary to increase your confidence, your impact and your income. THE HURDLES TO ACHIEVING A PIANO TEACHING […]

Online piano teacher training - Helping pupils to deal with Performance Anxiety

Helping pupils to deal with Performance Anxiety

Sweaty palms, butterflies in the tummy, a feeling that you would rather be anywhere but sitting at the piano ready to play your piece to the audience. If you recognise this scenario you’re not alone as most pianists, performers, actors, sports people and public speakers are affected by performance anxiety at some point. This week […]