Teaching young beginner pianists is an incredibly rewarding part of being a piano teacher. Find out how to make the early lessons purposeful, musical and enjoyable with real lesson excerpts to bring it all to life.
Sally Cathcart, PhD and Churchill Fellow, is a musician and pianist who is involved in many aspects and levels of music education. Her first love is teaching the piano and she has experience of teaching all ages and levels. She is Co-Founder and Director of The Curious Piano Teachers and is a Principal Tutor on the Piano Teachers’ Course UK.Author profile >>
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Practical Psychology for Teaching and Learning
Based on lectures from the Piano Teachers' Course, this set of video lectures provide psychological insight and understanding, and practical tips, to help piano teachers with their pupils.... Read >>
Making Progress with Beginners
In these video lectures based on the Piano Teachers' Course, Ilga Pitkevica shares effective strategies from her own experience in making quick progress with developing sight reading, teaching scales and building the foundations of speed with beginners.... Read >>
Foundations of Good Technique
Teaching and problem solving
In these video lectures Ilga shares her experience on how to teach good pianistic habits and ease of movements from the start, and how to tackle problems in piano playing caused by lack of flexibility. Ease of movement helps not only to avoid tension and unnecessary rigidness in piano playing,... Read >>
Playing Together - Etiquette and Tips for Duet Playing
These videos, based on content from the Piano Teachers’ Course UK, provide a demonstration of the “do’s and don’ts” of duet playing. Using Mozart’s Five Variations K501 as a practical example, the videos illustrate the various challenges that arise, including pedalling, page turning and getting in each other’s way in... Read >>
This module is a wonderful resource for piano teachers to show their pupils when learning to play dance music from the Baroque Suite. Nicola Gaines and Chris Tudor demonstrate the typical steps of the dances in period costume to convey the atmosphere, tempo and musical style of each dance.... Read >>