Practicing & Playlists

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New Playlist & Notes Book Reviews

Well, not only are the new Playlist and Notes books very useful, but Jy and Sheri’s TTM is fantastic. I love your wisdom and playfulness in presenting the material and we teachers get much more out of the tutorial than just learning how to use…

Dice for Playlist Review

I just started using these dice and dodecahedra recently for playlist review. Students love it soooo much, and it even works for online lessons! It is also helping rekindle enthusiasm in these summer months. Update – today I even did it with one of my…

Show Playlist Online

In your online lessons, how do you get students to show you their playlists? I get them to hold them up to their camera, make sure they mark them in dark pen, blue seems to work better than black I have my students send me…

Adult Students Mutual Support

Thoughts on creating some kind of buddy system opportunities for adult private students who could use some extra support beyond their own playing the coaching the role for themselves? I do have more than one, so I could approach my own to pose this to…

Nervous at Lesson, Perfect at Home

I’m sensing my own impatience lately with some of my adult students! I also feel like I’ve been getting lots of “I’m nervous” and “it was perfect at home” from them. Maybe it’s just me… I’m not quite sure what’s going on. I’m just feeling…

Two Lessons Per Week

One of my new private adult students (she is practicing diligently, LOVES SM, her playlist so far is very strong) wants to switch from having one (half-hour) lesson per week to two (half-hour) lessons weekly (several days apart) because she is eager to make even…

Practice on Vacation

A student is on a 6-week road trip. His mom just texted, “My piano player has been missing his piano. It is his coping mechanism when the world gets overwhelming. I didn’t realize how much piano helps him. Do you know of general places–besides music…