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Improvisation Games

I recently had a recital in conjunction with another teacher and it was very successful. It was a noisy afternoon but lots of fun. All students played a piece of their choice. Then we had some accompaniment peices with words for everyone to join in.…

Notating Compositions

I’m having my students compose and notate a piece. Of course notating rhythm is a challenge for some, but a wonderful way to have them ‘self generate’ as best they can. We do a ‘back in forth’ where I help them tweak it so it…

Teaching Pedal Online

Has anyone taught The Pedal on line? How did you do it? I have several students ready for this mini project and I don’t know if it can work? Do you have the TWS Program on Using the Pedal? If not, I highly recommend it.…

Accompaniment Workshops

I would like to arrange for an accompaniment event for my students to play with a small band (drummer, bass, guitar, singer). It seems that at least one teacher has paved the way with this type of event, and I’m open to suggestions as to…

Accompaniment Performance ‘Workshop’

Carry Madison and I hosted an Accompaniment ‘Workshop’ at our studio yesterday and we wanted to share because it was so wonderful! A few months ago I started playing on the Worship Team at my church and had such a great time that I realized…

Electronic Accompaniment in Tune Toolkit

Mark S. Meritt, I’m studying I, IV, V progressions in Tune Toolkit 1 right now. In one of the subvideos, you recommend student play along with an electronic accompaniment that changes its chord accompaniment based on what you play in your left hand (like what…

When to Introduce Outside Pieces

When Neil says, “. . . once a student has ventured far enough into the syllabus, we routinely begin dealing with the full array of pieces from any typical classical repertoire, Moonlight Sonata included”, does “far enough into the syllabus” mean once students are somewhat…