special programs

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What special and supplemental programs correspond with Foundation levels?

Does anyone have an outline of what special and supplemental programs they have students purchase with each level? I am going to do my first FIS next weekend with my current students, and I want to give parents an accurate expectation of how much they…

Webinar Series: 05/16/2017 – Piano – Teaching Special Programs

Neil provides an overview of the background and scope of the Special Programs – one of the 3 required components of the Core Curriculum. Topics include: The Genesis (00:06) Introducing Special Programs (07:53) Fitting it All In (13:07) About Composition & Improvisation (15:35) About Arrangements…

The value of teachers vs learning from videos

I had a student tell me this evening that I’m not a very useful teacher because “I can learn everything I need from the videos”. However, I know this isn’t true, not only by the student’s progress, but by the speed at which I’m gaining…

Accompaniment and Arrangements – optional?

How “optional” are Accompaniment and Arrangements special programs? I see them in the teachers’ timeline, yet some time ago I heard someone mention it was up to the student to some extent…if/when to pursue those. But one of my students (currently in F2 and keeping…

Arrangements

I have a quick question about the Arrangements program. Will every student eventually learn all of these? I know that the Foundation songs are absolutely ALL essential for learning and knowing but what about the arrangements? I thought they were but some how I got…