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Longer Pieces in Recitals

I’d like for students to have some longer pieces for the recital. Any thoughts on doing this? I could have students do some variations/arrangements together into one piece or perhaps have them make up their own variations for arrangements to add. Any thoughts on how…

Chinese Dreams

Hi all,

Had a very bright little 7 year-old boy start lessons this summer. After learning Dreams and Dreams 2 he came back the next week with “Chinese Dreams.” He played the entire song on black keys—10 fingers over 10 notes, but all black keys, ranging…

“Blues Surprise” Playlist

I recently put together this Spotify playlist of songs that many people may be surprised to find out use the 12-bar blues structure (or fairly minor variations of it). I left out lots of the early rock era (1950s-1960s) songs that use 12-bar structure, since…

Accompaniment Variation Duplicates

Question about Acc Var (Accompaniment Variations). Is Var #6 intentionally duplicated to #18? Is this just because we’re working within different song? It’s not intentional but not necessarily an error; Neil just didn’t realize it was a duplicate. Would the same be true for 16…

Webinar Series: 11/20/2018 – Piano – Managing Multiple Streams

In this webinar, Laurie discusses some tips for managing several different streams in the curriculum and answers teacher questions. Topics include: Introduction & Purpose (0:05) When to Teach Variations & Arrangements (1:05) Expected Level of Mastery (07:25) Planning Your Training (11:03) Teacher Questions: Comp &…

Webinar Series: 08/16/2018 – Piano – Turbo-Charge Your Studio with the Playlist Management Program

Hear from Jy Gronner and Sheri Reingold, creators of our Supplemental Program, Playlist Management. Learn about all the wonderful content included in this program as well as how to implement it in your studio. Topics include: Introducing Jy & Sheri, Creators of Playlist Management (00:05)…

Fast learner in group

I have a class of 6-1/2 to 7 year olds. One little girl is just on fire. She practices EVERY day. She does the keypad, the recording, everything and more. Consequently she is learning much more quickly and is much more fluent than the other…

Students want longer songs

I taught a workshop this morning (an intro to Reading Rhythm and Reading Notes) for 5 of my middle school aged students. It went well and at the end I asked for some general feedback from them. They all said they want to play longer…

Integrating Arrangements and Variations

I have the teacher training for Arrangements 1, but I’m not sure how to integrate teaching the arrangements with teaching Foundation songs. Is there a published order that we can follow? How do you manage teaching Arrangements and Variations? When students come back with Dreams…