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Students Struggling in Performance

So how do you encourage or console a student who really struggled in performance? He did many things beautifully, but a few errors started to throw him off and it deteriorated rapidly with him visibly upset by the end. I feel for him! He left…

Webinar Series: 02/06/2018 – Piano – Becoming a Self-Generative Teacher

In this webinar you will learn the importance of developing your own self-generative skills in supporting self-generative students. Practical steps are shared with regard to how to accomplish this. Topics include: Distinction Between Receptive & Generative Skills (00:00) Importance of Supporting Self-Generative Students (05:55) Developing…

Short Term, Struggling and Wishy-Washy Students

I have a student that I am not sure how to proceed with. Petey is 9yrs and was a good student and eager learner, always did his practice and had his playlist in great condition. His mom is very supportive at home and communicative with me. Petey…

I Hate Piano – parent support email

Dear Teachers, I was reading recent emails on the Forums about struggling students, people needing breaks, etc. and wanted to share my own experience.  I have always noticed that many parents feel worn down in May and June, and this year was no exception.  In…