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 that Louise Chamberlain is a pseudonym for Pam Wedgwood?! So if you’ve ever played or taught pieces by Louise Chamberlain that have reminded you of Pam’s composition style – you now know why!

Earlier this week I sent Pam a Facebook message to ask her about the background to the name of her piece called Watermark. She wrote back:

“I had a lovely young pupil who was fascinated with the water marks hidden on certain papers. As I am always on the look out for original titles I thought I would write him a new piece called Watermark! It then went into the Step It Up! series as a Grade 2 piece! So there you have it. The boy in question is still playing the piano and still enjoying my pieces!!”

To read our previous blog ‘Pam Wedgwood: at least 10 things you never knew about this popular composer’ – click here
To watch Pam do our ’60 Second Challenge’ at the Music Education Expo in London – click here

WATCH THE VIDEO

In this video, I go through the Student Workbook for Watermark – demonstrating teaching ideas and practice strategies.

To download and print your FREE Student Workbook before watching the video – click here

Sharon’s Curious Desk, mid-preparation for this video, on Saturday morning!

GET A COPY OF THE PIECE

Each of the following books include Louise Chamberlain’s piano piece Watermark
Step It Up! Piano Grades 1-2  – click here
LCM Grade 2 Piano Handbook – click here

DOWNLOAD THE STUDENT WORKBOOK

And just in case you missed the link above, click here to download the Workbook for students learning Watermark.

TEACHING IDEAS PROJECT

This is part of a 12-month project where, every month, I will feature a different piece and share my teaching ideas.
Blog & Video #1 | Rhyme Time by Elissa Milne – click here
Blog & Video #2 | The Flying Trunk by Yvonne Adair – click here

FEBRUARY 2019

Next month, the video for another well-loved piano piece will be released… stay curious!

If there’s a piece that you’d like to see teaching ideas and resources for, please let me know in the comments below. I can’t promise that your piece will get chosen, but I will aim to use a few suggestions.

Meanwhile, I’d love to know how you get on with these teaching ideas for Watermark. You can write to me in the comments below or at sharon@curiouspiano.org – happy teaching and I look forward to connecting with you soon!

This blog post was written by Sharon Mark-Teggart | Co-Founder & Director of The Curious Piano Teachers

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