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How, Why and When to use headphones in your group piano classes. group piano classses resources Jun 16, 2021

Headphones get a bad rap when it comes to group piano.

It is assumed that your groups are either simply mini private lessons, therefore everyone wears headphones, or your groups are collaborative, everyone learning the same song, in which case there are no headphones and everyone plays out loud.

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From Private to Group Piano - 7 factors to consider group piano beginners group piano classses Jun 10, 2021

There is a real buzz going around when it comes to group piano and I have spoken to so many teachers who currently only offer private piano lessons, but are thinking about starting their beginners in groups.

Why are they thinking about groups? I see two main reasons: time and opportunities.

Many...

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Launching a group piano program in your studio…. 7 things to know before getting started. group piano classses Apr 29, 2021

On Friday 30th April (2021), it will be 5 whole years since I taught my first ever group piano class. I remember so clearly, both the excitement and the concerns, and after five years, only the excitement remains! I would love to share with you what those concerns were all those years ago, just...

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Reading Music and our Approach in Groups group piano classses Feb 11, 2021

IN my last blog post, I talked about the importance of nurturing independent learning skills in our groups and what that might look like.

In this post I am going to talk about how crucial it is that we set up the learning to ensure that our learners can be independent. The very success of our...

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Independent Learners in our Groups? Yes Absolutely! group piano classses Jan 29, 2021

When I first started teaching group piano, I did lots of research about what the recognised benefits are. This was mainly because I, like so many people, had only ever experienced individual instruction when it comes to piano learning, and I needed to convince myself, as well as all the...

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There's more than one way to…. offer groups! group piano classses Jan 11, 2021

I am all-in on groups. I only teach groups, and my groups serve a very specific type of piano student: one that thrives in peer engagement, that learns best through creative means, and one who engages in music-making for the joy it can bring. 

And you know what? I think 2021 is going to be a...

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