PATHWAYS FOR TEACHING • Feature by ANDREW EALES
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It’s become something of a cliché to say that the life of a piano teacher is a terribly isolated one, implying we have little or no meaningful contact with colleagues, operating entirely off our own steam, without support.
And perhaps in the age of the lockdown, the sense of isolation becomes more acute than ever. We are all suffering, but we are not alone. You are not alone.
In this article I am going to consider from a personal perspective why I don’t personally feel isolated as a piano teacher, and offer some useful tips for those who do, along with practical suggestions for networking and accessing support from colleagues.
Continue reading Piano Teaching: An Isolated Existence?
I’m a piano tutor, living in an overcrowded city with over 8 million people: Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, a developing country in Southeast Asia.
Piano learning is a kind of luxury thing in Vietnam. You will discover why as you read my story …
Continue reading Your Story: Neil Nguyen
Yukie Smith is from Yokohama, Japan. She now lives in the UK, where she performs, accompanies and teaches piano using her own multi-sensory learning technique.
She’s the author of a piano duet arrangement of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue (abridged version); and a full version of a violin & piano arrangement of Piazzolla’s Le Grand Tango.
Here’s her story …
Continue reading Your Story: Yukie Smith
Guest Post by Sam Ficek
Sam Ficek has done a fine job of helping me maximise traffic on my teaching website, using basic Search Engine Optimisation tricks. Now he shares his know-how with the wider piano teaching community…
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photo copyright Lana Yanovska, used with permission.
Garreth was born in Hereford, UK, moved to Wales as a child, before going on to study music at the University of Oxford. He now teaches piano to a full studio of international students in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and releases original music for solo piano on 1631 Recordings using the pen-name Garreth Broke. His writing about suicide prevention has been published on Huffington Post UK.
Here’s his story …
Continue reading Your Story: Garreth Brooke
David Greenslade is a piano teacher, church musician, adjudicator and conservatory examiner in Southern Ontario Canada.
Here’s his story …
Continue reading Your Story: David Greenslade
Swan Kiezebrink is a Suzuki and traditional piano, voice and theory teacher in BC, Canada. Here she shares her piano story …
Continue reading Your Story: Swan Kiezebrink
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…
Continue reading Your Story: Paula Dreyer
I’m Sarah Buckley. I’m from Toronto, Canada. I teach piano and I mentor musician entrepreneurs in personal and professional development. Here’s my story…
Continue reading Your Story: Sarah Buckley
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…
Continue reading Your Story: Sue Greenham