Category Archives: memorisation

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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UNLOCKING THE POWER OF 3

The new music has been ordered, the pencils are all sharpened and the notebooks are ready. I expect you are nearly prepared for the new term. What about preparation though beyond the practicalities? Are you ready to incorporate improvising, memorising and internalising (audiation) into every lesson? Or are you really not convinced of their role […]

“DID YOU… DID YOU TOUCH THE PIANO?”

Remember the episode from the TV show Friends where Phoebe teaches Joey to play the guitar? The premise: “Don’t touch the guitar.” Click here to watch. This month the members of The Community of The Curious Piano Teachers have been involved in a 21-day challenge which has included memorising a piece of music away from […]