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Stuck in the Method Book
🎹❗️❗️IMPORTANT UPDATE! The webinar scheduled for Tuesday, April 7 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 14 at 10 am central time. Please join us at this new date! I’m so excited to announce that piano pedagogy expert Elizabeth Gutierrez, composer and “teacher to the teachers”, will be interviewing me Tuesday, April 5 in her live […]
Webinar Workshops – Unlimited Self Study!
Have you ever had students reach pre-middle school age and you realize they have not made a lot of progress in piano over the years? When students get to a certain age, usually about 4th or 5th grade, they become embarrassed that they are playing baby-sounding pieces. We would like to give them something harder, […]
Piano Teaching Tutorials with Marvin Blickenstaff
Make it a summer of self-study! For many years, my friend and piano pedagogy expert Elizabeth Gutierrez has been presenting online piano teaching webinar workshops for piano teachers. They have been on varied topics including technique, expressive playing, pupil saving pieces, artistry, teaching ideas, and even book reviews. These video mini workshops cover just about […]
11 Ways to Improve Music Reading
Marvin Blickenstaff is one of the most well-respected piano teaching experts around. He is an absolute treasure for all piano teachers, new or those like me who have heard just about everything. But there is something about Marvin, his nurturing, calm style, and his ability to know just what to say to students at any […]
Cards to Help Music Reading
To continue my series about students who have trouble reading music, I am sharing eleven ways to help your problem students improve their music reading skills. As I said last week, I’ve had some students with years of lessons who continue to have trouble sight-reading and identifying melodic intervals as they play. Of course these were […]
Notey Noteheads Flash Cards [My last post expressed the frustrations we have when intelligent and musical students have trouble with note reading at the piano. But there is hope, and no matter how much trouble a student has, they can improve. They may not turn into our best sight-reader, but with time we can help […]