Supporting teachers, promoting piano education.
Written by Andrew Eales
It can be overwhelming keeping track of all the latest and best resources for piano teaching. As we enter another academic year, I am therefore sharing this list of some of the most essential educational resources and piano music publications of the last couple of years or so.
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I am delighted to be associated with the following publications, all of which have proven invaluable in my teaching studio; please consider using them in yours:
For Teachers • Essential Reading
With everything from business advice right through to teaching technique, here’s some reading to support your career:
FREE Curriculum advice and a huge array of lesson activities for all levels can be found here: A COMMON APPROACH 2022
The Pianodao website includes a growing series of articles written to support piano teachers which you can explore here:
Developing Skills and Understanding
A range of books for helping students learn scales, develop their playing technique, sight reading ability and music theory knowledge:
What have the exam boards been up to?
Quite a lot, it seems! Here’s all the latest syllabus reviews:
Also of interest:
Spotlight on Adult Learners
Here’s some of the top resources that I have found hugely popular with the many adult learners I work with:
Expanding the Repertoire
There have been many wonderful repertoire publications of late, all of which can be explored by playing level, following the links below.
First, here are a few collections and series which are particularly notable for revitalising the repertoire and brilliantly filling their respective niches:
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Wishing you every success with your teaching this year!
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