Class Piano and COVID-19

In this unprecedented time of uncertainty around COVID-19, class piano instructors are faced with the daunting task of moving instruction online. This task is made even more difficult with students in locations without access to a piano or keyboard. It is important to organize yourself and your students in order to create an online e...
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Tools for Group Piano Online

The advent of COVID-19 has forced teachers to move group piano instruction online. While the online medium is not ideal to teach performance skills, there is a silver lining. Online learning does present many benefits; chief among them is the great degree of flexibility it gives students and teachers. Students can watch and read instructional ...
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Class Piano and COVID-19

In this unprecedented time of uncertainty around COVID-19, class piano instructors are faced with the daunting task of moving instruction online. Here are some tips from leading class piano teachers on how to make this transition.  Organize your students: Assignments may take longer to complete at home. Have reasonable expectations of workload...
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Incorporating Metacognition into the Group Piano Curriculum

My interest in metacognition grew out of a rather simple and straightforward question (or at least so I thought!) that I posed to a third semester piano class for music majors at my university. My question was this, "What do you do when you look at a piece of music for the first time before you begin to practice it?" It was my h...
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Class piano connections: A Brazil-U.S. group piano project

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Collaboration between two foreign countries can be fraught with deadly secrets, dangers, and mysterious politics. Fortunately, in the case of piano classes in Brazil and the United States, these were not the circumstances. In fact, our collaboration fostered creativity and relationships among the students in both countries.  Beginnings When co...
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Ebony McKinley
My friend who lives in brazil also take the amazing class of piano by this group. When he calls me he tells me about the essay wri... Read More
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Piano Teaching Programs Reviewed: eNovative Piano

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Overview: Subscription-based; there are a range of price plans for individual students, individual teachers, and institutions  Technology required—Internet- connected computer, phone, tablet, PDF reader, Adobe Flash  Website—www.enovativepiano.com Customer support includes online tutorial videos  Pros: Excellent pedagogical approach&...
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The legacy of Guy Duckworth

Guy Duckworth works with a group class at the University of Colorado
Dr. Guy Duckworth, a pioneer of group piano pedagogy, died on January 27, 2015, at the age of 91. He was my professor in the unique graduate programs that he created and directed at the University of Colorado at Boulder in Piano Performance Literature and Pedagogy: Process of Group Environments. His legacy will live on through the students he taugh...
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The Third-Age Piano Class: Challenge, fun, and satisfaction for mature students of the piano

Adult students never cease to amaze me. Just last week two of my adults volunteered to play for a student recital as part of the Southwest Ohio Music Teachers Fall Festival. This would be incredibly nerve-racking to most people, but both have asked to do it again! For years I have been preaching to leave recitals out of adult piano curriculums. I g...
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How do you teach reading in group lessons?

from the series: Independence Day: Music Reading Craig Sale, Editor Group lessons are able to facilitate the learning of music reading concepts in an efficient, effective manner. A recent Keyboard Companion readership survey showed that roughly half of those responding utilize group instruction in some way - occasional group lessons, week...
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The keyboard harmony course: Its need and importance

I am delighted to have been asked to participate in the inaugural issue of this ground-breaking publication, in the company of some musician/pedagogues whose work I admire very much indeed. I suspect (and indeed, I fervently hope) that many of my own homespun observations and suggestions will overlap with those of others whose views are represented...
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