Teaching Fur Elise to a group
Joy O., Alabama
Are there any guidelines for teaching Fur Elise to a group? Neil Moore teaches it on the training videos right at the piano. I’m not sure how to transfer this for a group. This is for the very first portion from Foundation 1.
Rochelle G., California
I usually start on the keypads and then have everybody come around to have a turn at the piano.
Cate R., Australia
I do fingers in the air, keypads, then round robin on the piano.
Kerry V., Australia
Totally easy and just do it the same way as any other song. I definitely use the play in the air, then to the keypad and keyboard. I don’t use the piano on every song, but this on I do 99% of the time.
Bernadette A., California
It shouldn’t be too different to teach Fur Elise in a group. The process is the same.
With the first person, you do more controlling of the events. I find that they get it after a while through observatory learning. You’ll always need to guide them though. Once they are proficient at playing- based strategies, it’s easier to teach because you just give instructions and they get it. That’s when you know you have them hooked on playing this way.
Leeanne I., Australia
For group lessons, most teachers pin a paper play pad to their whiteboard to demonstrate patterns on the keyboard to a group.