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Teaching Advanced Students

There was a subject brought up during the last conference call with Kerry about not taking on advanced students. Up until then, I had it in my mind that I could pretty much teach whomever I like advanced or not because after all, everyone starts…

Student quit after one month – parent not on board

I am disappointed to have a student stop lessons after one month. She is 9 years old and came in with several years of traditional lesson experience. My sense was that her mother was positive about SM and letting her start at Level 1, but…

Webinar Series: 08/15/2017 – Piano – Maximizing Success with the Reading Program

In this webinar Neil describes how the the Simply Music Reading Program was developed and shares insights into getting the best results from this part of the Curriculum. Topics include: Evolution of the Simply Music Reading Program (00:00) Critical Readiness Elements for Students (10:17) Creating…

New student with extensive prior experience

I’m about to start a student with 8 years of traditional experience. Besides my own very similar experience (8 years of traditional lessons + 6 years teaching myself + SM) and the audio tracks on this subject in the Library, does anyone have any tips…

Adapting curriculum to student with traditional experience

I have a potential student that has had around two years of traditional lessons, some of which has been spread out over several years, so may not be the strongest of two years. She just finished her freshman year of high school. Mom tells me…

Workshop for students with prior experience

I have just completed my initial training and am very excited about teaching students using this fantastic method! I have had an introductory session and the foundation session talk with two girls (12 and 10) and their mother which went really well. The girls have…

Student having trouble reading diagrams

I’d like some advice about my 7-year-old student who previously had about one year of lesson (traditional) in China and can already play some lovely classical pieces (reading). I explained why we do not read notes, and she and her parents accept this as far…