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Triplets

Just wondering when do triplets get introduced in the curriculum? For some reason I did not see them in RR. Are they mentioned later in context of a specific song? I believe the first time they appear is in Blues & Improv "hickory" rhythm. But not as a reading exercise, just physical familiarity. Project 7D Triplets are not discussed in the existing reading materials. I just…

Jackson Arrangement 3 Fingering

In teaching Humpty's Twins (Jackson Blues arrangement 3), I generally teach RH3 for the middle note of all the chords. I had a student today ask why not RH4 for the middle note of the top chord. Thoughts? I teach the same way, and just in the last couple of weeks I had a student ask the exact same question. I was reluctant to allow it, because I do think…

Webinar Series: 08/16/2018 – Piano – Turbo-Charge Your Studio with the Playlist Management Program

Hear from Jy Gronner and Sheri Reingold, creators of our Supplemental Program, Playlist Management. Learn about all the wonderful content included in this program as well as how to implement it in your studio. Topics include: Introducing Jy & Sheri, Creators of Playlist Management (00:05) Teacher Questions (03:53) Communicating Reasons for the Playlist (05:24) Double Pipes (11:20) Parties & Fun Ways to Keep Playlist Alive (14:39) Utilizing the Playlist from the Program (23:16) About Arrangement Names (28:56) Conclusion (35:29) Click…

Teaching tip: Preparatory Learning

Teach a very small portion of something without revealing what it's leading to. This works great with Arrangements, e.g. Soapy Dreams (Dreams #2): I teach just the LH chord shape and ask students to try it in different locations on the piano. Once everyone's got it (usually the next lesson or two), I ask them to remember a few positions for the chord: first D on bottom, the C, and go back and forth so we…

Webinar Series: 02/06/2018 – Piano – Becoming a Self-Generative Teacher

In this webinar you will learn the importance of developing your own self-generative skills in supporting self-generative students. Practical steps are shared with regard to how to accomplish this. Topics include: Distinction Between Receptive & Generative Skills (00:00) Importance of Supporting Self-Generative Students (05:55) Developing Yourself as a Generative Teacher (17:38) Relevance of Playlist & Long-Term Relationship Conversation (30:59) Recap - How Teachers Can Develop Generative Skills (33:51) Teacher Questions: Parents Helping Struggling Students (35:32) Transition into Development Program (38:58)…

Students want longer songs

I taught a workshop this morning (an intro to Reading Rhythm and Reading Notes) for 5 of my middle school aged students. It went well and at the end I asked for some general feedback from them. They all said they want to play longer songs than the ones on their playlists. They're all in Foundation 3. They said their friends who take traditional lessons play songs that are "like 5 minutes long". Any ideas…

Integrating Arrangements and Variations

I have the teacher training for Arrangements 1, but I'm not sure how to integrate teaching the arrangements with teaching Foundation songs. Is there a published order that we can follow? How do you manage teaching Arrangements and Variations? When students come back with Dreams Come True nice and solid, you might start with a variation. I start with Dreams in D, or Chinese/Egyptian Dreams (played on the black notes), and…

Learning how to teach Arrangements

I've been trying to learn Dreams 1 (aka Family Dreams) so that I can teach it. I have had the dickens of a time trying to figure this out with just the audio. I realize that this is to force us to learn a way of learning/teaching. Let me tell you about the process that I have gone through to finally figure this out as I think I may be harming the process by doing it this…

Alternate names for Arrangements

Is there a list somewhere of the names of Arrangements that is different from the numbering of the Arrangements? For example, Dreams Come True 1 is named Family Dreams. I'm specifically looking for a name for I'll Be There 3.   I'll Be Here and There. The names are in the Playlist Management supplemental program. Leeanne is correct. Note that these…

Order of introducing arrangements

In Arrangements 1, are we supposed to give students all of the arrangements for one piece before moving to the 1.1 arrangement of the next piece? I'm a bit lost on the order of introduction of these. I have all students who started with me as beginners. No, they advance in difficulty as you progress through each arrangement of the piece. You can teach them in the order you feel would…

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