Your Stories No.11
Paula is a piano teacher, performer and accompanist in San Francisco, California. She is the composer of “Little Gems for Piano: Rote Pieces that Motivate and Captivate.”
Here is her story…
Your Stories No.6
Sue Greenham is a piano teacher from Maidstone in Kent, UK. She introduces herself:
“At the moment, I’ve teaching around 75 students each week. Most come to my home in Maidstone and have either 30 minutes or an hour. But I also do peri work in two secondary schools and the students there have 20 minute lessons, which isn’t very long, but they’re coming out of lessons so that’s the way it has to be.”
Here is Sue’s Story…
Your Stories No.4
I am a pianist in the Seattle area who enjoys performing solo and collaborating with other musicians.
My parents never let me quit taking piano lessons. That, really, is the crux of my story. I did not grow up under a Tiger Mom, but from the very beginning, I grew up being surrounded by classical music…
The hottest potato on UK Piano Forums within the last couple of weeks has been the issue of using touch in our teaching.
One good thing to come from the discussion has been the reminder that some UK professional associations advise teachers to obtain written permission from parents before using touch with students under the age of 18.
This post considers how we can create such a policy, and why it is actually useful to do so.
Book Review by Andrew Eales, with a Second Opinion by Karen Marshall.