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Encouraging Active Listening in Piano Lessons – Part 3

Did you teach Double, double using the active listening strategies outlined in the last blog? In this final post in our short series, the focus is on how to use active listening to pre-frame a new piece of music. PRE-FRAMING NEW PIECES You’ll have noticed that children like to play something that they have listened […]

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Encouraging Active Listening in Piano Lessons – part 2

Did you play the honesty game after reading the previous blog post on active listening? In this second part we are continuing to think about the benefits of active listening and I share a practical activity that you can use. THE LISTENING FUNNEL Imagine a funnel – the top is broad and wide but as […]

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Active Listening in Piano Lessons – Part 1 Teacher Talk

The act of listening, deep, active listening, is crucial to developing musical sensitivity. It is at the heart of all that we do as musicians. Helping our students to listen more actively and attentively is a particularly important job for piano teachers. We’ve all experienced how easy it is to switch off our ears and […]

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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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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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TEACHING PIANO ONLINE – TOP TIPS!

Looking for fresh inspiration and ways to level up your online piano teaching? We asked members of our Community to share their top tips to inspire you for the long haul! March 2020 saw many teachers (in all subjects, not just the piano) taking their teaching online for the first time during the coronavirus pandemic. […]

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Female Composers At The Keyboard: Part 1

I wonder how many female composers you can name? Contemporary female composers are not too hard but what about the Baroque, Classical or Romantic period? This is why I’m excited about this month’s Curiosity Box on piano works by female composers. Community members CLICK HERE for access. AN EMERGING AWARENESS Of course, awareness of female […]

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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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 […]