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Pathways for Teaching

Pianodao’s dedicated page for teachers brings together some of the site’s most useful resources and articles for professionals…

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Pianodao advocates a repertoire-rich approach to piano teaching, with a core focus on helping pupils develop their own lifelong enthusiasm for music.

This goal is predicated on nurturing an intrinsic love of music, rather than needing to depend heavily on extrinsic motivations such as competitions and exams. Play is the single most powerful vehicle for learning, and is at the heart of what it means to be alive.

Underpinning this, Pianodao promotes awareness and understanding of the three treasures of musical learning, which together (and in correct balance) promote success at the piano: musical essence, technique and understanding.

The ultimate aim of the best music education is for our students to develop into musicians with an Active Repertoire of pieces that they enjoy playing and can share with confidence and ownership.

Recent Articles:

Musicians Who Teach

I have no hesitation in recommending this book as an essential primer that should be required reading for all who teach singing or a musical instrument in the UK. Buy it, absorb it, and you will certainly have no regrets!

The Piano Teachers’ Course

Currently in its 13th year, the Piano Teachers’ Course UK (PTC) is the longest-running course of its kind in this country, specifically designed for pianists and piano teachers who wish to enhance their professional teaching skills, come together for inspiration and become part of a motivated, supportive musical network…

Piano Playing Covid

The Post-Pandemic Piano Player

As we emerge from the current pandemic, what will we all have learnt? How will we have changed in general, and as piano players?

Compose Yourself!

Composer and teacher Lindsey Berwin shares the story of how she introduced composition into childrens’ piano lessons in this inspiring post.

Last Post “…from Chopin’s Land”

As the series draws to a close, I would like to share a couple more books that were featured in the PWM promotion, as well as a series of three special collections which actually bear the project name, Music from Chopin’s Land.

And then the punchline! I will end this final post in the series with a short reflection on the lasting lessons I have learnt about piano pedagogy following on from my visit to Chopin’s land…

Piano Lessons in Milton Keynes Online

Active Repertoire: The 2021 Challenge

We enter 2021 with growing numbers of pianists and teachers embracing a fresh direction and revitalised piano goals.

It’s time for a more positive vision of our piano playing! And here it is…

Making Peace with your Inner Musician

“Those who are motivated only by desire for the fruits of action are miserable, for they are constantly anxious about the results of what they do.” Bhagavad Gita.

To what extent do ‘results’ cause anxiety in your life?

How do we make peace with our inner musician?

Rediscovering the Magic of Piano

There’s never been a better time to rediscover the magic, to ditch competitive striving in music education and instead embrace a deep, transformative love for music…

16 Attributes of a Good Teacher

“It’s never been more important for those of us who care about music education to consider the character qualities that underpin good teaching, rather than simply learning how to check boxes on forms, or follow the latest method.”…

Some ideas to challenge us all this weekend…


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