AMY BOYES is a music teacher in Ottawa, Ontario. She holds degrees in performance and pedagogy and has adjudicated and examined across Canada. Her articles have been published in MTNA’s American Music Teacher, The Canadian Music Teacher, and others. Her first book, Micro Miracle, was published by Signature Editions (2019).

Don't Make Me Use My Teacher Voice: How to Get Results Without Getting Frustrated

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I recently assigned a Bossa Nova to my sixteen-year-old intermediate piano student. Even though the style was new to him, he enjoyed the sound of the piece and was excited to learn it. In preparation, we watched performances on YouTube so he could hear a range of tempi and characterizations. We wrote out the beats in the score so he could understan...
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