How to be a good piano teacher 17:21 on Saturday, July 09, 2005
I will be the private piano teacher next week. My student is a kid, she has beginner piano background. I will have 30mins lesson with her. I would like to know some guidelines to be a good teacher. How does the piano session divided into? Although I expereinced how my former piano teacher taught me yet I would like to hear more opinion to have a effective lesson which help students to learn. thank you so much !!!
Re: How to be a good piano teacher 16:16 on Sunday, July 10, 2005
Well, maybe you should test her to see if she knows the basic scales, if not teach her C Major, G Major, D Major. First 1 octave contrary motion, since the two hands change to thumbs at the same tme, and then to similar motion maybe next lesson or the one after. Start off easy, and I`d suggest not to make it too much of a homework feel. If you`re working with the Royal Conservatory book, let her chose a song over the week, from List A, and then after few lessons on working on the song, to List B and List C. Also, C Major chords and broken chords, G Major chords and broken chords, D Major etc... would be a good thing to learn as well. Chromatic scales is a good thing to learn as well, for warm ups etc.