Show Notes


Overview: Episode 15

Where you can find specific answers to your questions in this week's show. There were many deep dives into topics this week. (timings of the broadcast):

00:00 Welcome to our guests

01:00 A look at each of the panel members' set up included a clip of Stuart teaching a very beginner class of five 6 year old students and a second clip of him performing with his own children.

14:24 Jeanette asks: "Over many years of teaching I have had only a few students who had very little improvement in their reading of notation. These few who happen to be boys, were very good musically, that is they played their pieces in an engaging & emotional way. But it became very difficult to take them beyond an early advanced level / grade 6 as the reading became too complex. How could I have nurtured them differently to enhance their ability to listen & play by ear or rote?

27:30 Pam Grimer has asked, "How do you teach students to memorise their pieces?"

33:45 As a Jazz pianist Leonie you would have a well-tuned ear because Jazz pianists do. Did you always have this great ear? A wonderful clip of Leonie jamming with friends and one that is playing a chip packet!

38:50 Leonie's music is available at Blackrock Music Australia or UK

44:15 Christine asked: "What are the main things that an examiner looks for when deciding on the marks for an exam piece?, Should an exam piece always be played with the pedal exactly as marked or is the performer able to adjust this? If the student makes a mistake and cannot go on and needs to go back to the beginning or back to where they are able to pick the piece up from, should they ask for permission or go straight back without further ado?

52:00  If you are looking at helping your student achieve their best result then it all starts with first impressions! And the first thing they do in an exam is Scales! The best way to get your students up to speed with their exam scales is through Practice Buddy!

58:30 Music by Stuart Storer for Grade 2 students and it's is available at Blackrock Music Australia or UK

60:00 Making online teaching fun & effective - Facebook LIVE in the Piano Teaching Success FB group

62: Dorothy shares her theory book and tells us about her Pedagogy books for Teachers' Diplomas from Trinity, ABRSM, etc. You can contact Dorothy here.

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