Shared Lessons

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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…

Google Hangouts for Online Lessons

Just curious, but has anyone done an online lesson using Google Hangouts? I used to… so I know it fairly well if you have questions. But I like Zoom better mainly because it is a more common platform so less to get the students comfortable…

Lesson Bomb Surprise

Lesson bombs with Neil – has anyone told your students ahead of time rather than having it be a surprise? Would that be OK to do? Or perhaps telling them there will be a surprise guest and to choose a short piece or a 20-second…

Pop Up Lesson and Lesson Bomb

An idea that might be helpful, especially to those teachers in the southern hemisphere wanting to schedule a lesson bomb with Neil: I invited students to a Pop Up Piano Lesson. This was a time outside of anybody’s regular lesson time. I scheduled a lesson…

Gesture Communication in Online Lessons

When teaching groups of kids and they are processing something either keypad or however, have the love coach BEHIND them in your view. The MOMENT they get it correct up goes the THUMB from mum.The kid doesn’t know but there’s lots of other miming behind…