Perfect Recipe for Group Class

Perfect Recipe for Group Class

A Perfect Recipe for Hybrid Piano Group Lesson Plan To inspire active listening to the performer, I like to assign each listener in the group something specific to watch or listen for. Here are some suggestions: correct notes, rhythm, hand position, dynamics,...

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How to lesson plan for group classes

How to lesson plan for group classes

How I Lesson Plan for Group Classes On my lesson plan, I organize each activity chronologically, with a note next to each activity of the approximate time that each activity will begin.  I usually watch the clock pretty closely as I teach and try to stay on schedule....

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Practicing: Pain or Pleasure

Practicing: Pain or Pleasure

Practicing, as we all know, is the most important road to successful progress. The lesson Happens once a week but practice happens (should happen!) seven times a week. While what is presented at the lesson is key, unless it is reinforced and integrated all week it is of little use. Yet successful practicing remains a mystery to many parents. Practice time all too often is filled with tension, struggle and a battle of wills.

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A Gift of Love to the World

A Gift of Love to the World

Beginning in 1867, in spite of its venerable history and culture, Japan recognized that if it was to escape the colonization that had already beset an equally proud China, it would have to quickly learn and understand the ways of the West. It initiated a policy of sending its best young men to Europe and the United States to absorb as much as possible of Western culture before returning home.

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