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When To Move Ahead

I have been teaching an 8 year old for 4 months. He’s a really bright kid and generally picks things up pretty quickly. We are just finishing up Chester and I’d like to begin Ode to Joy this week. The reason I haven’t moved ahead…

Teaching a 5 year old

Keywords: 5 year olds, groups, private I’m a new teacher in Medina Ohio, currently with 3 students and about to add 2 more. It’s already been interesting due to the varying ages and experience: I have a sister and brother (10 and 8 years old)…

Parent Complaint about Group Lessons

For those of you who teach mostly in groups, how have you addressed complaints from parents about group lessons and the student to teacher ratio? (Meaning they feel their child isn’t getting enough ‘piano time’ in their new group lesson)? I teach mostly small groups.…

Pace of Progress

A teacher expressed concern about how much of the curriculum she gets through each year. Here is Neil Moore’s response. How Many Songs per Year Should Students Learn? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRmE3QrNEmA&list=PL3o0aF_9qHn4F2sy8QRuPb_jf_r4D9823&index=20 Original video posted April 4, 2017

Remembering Compositions

Below is an email from a parent. Any advice on strategies I could suggest? This student has been with me for about 6 months. He is in first grade and is moving through Foundation pieces at a just-under-average pace. I have noticed memory is an…

MAC Program Progression

I posted about the MAC program to someone looking for piano exposure for some younger homeschooling kids in a facebook group I am in. She is now asking me more and I’m not sure how to respond since I haven’t actually been through the whole…

Explaining Phrasing to a Parent with a Traditional Background

I have a dad who has a traditional classical music degree and is wondering when we start to teach phrasing. Do you have idea on how to discuss this with him? This is along the same lines as a recent issue that’s come up between…