Our little improvised concert for our friends on this, Christmas day 2019. Celebrating or not, cheerful or sad, melancholic or in a grey mood, this is a good time to be hopeful, whatever your world view or religion. Consider this our gift to you.
Despite all the difficulties when starting piano, my teaching philosophy regarding how much information and shortcuts to provide to students underwent a slow and log evolution. Yes, of course it is great to volunteer as much information as we can to our students. It helps them learn faster, right?
Let’s try to look at all the criteria for a good piano teacher. I will talk mostly about piano teachers, since this is my area of expertise but many of the considerations will be true for any instrumental teacher.
The first thing you should consider is the teacher’s educational background. Let’s compare these two possibilities:
Winter is Here. Soundweavers Collective: Sound of Threads from Sound Convincer on Vimeo. World Premiere of a multidisciplinary performance art by textile artist Ixchel Suarez and Dimitar Pentchev, composer, photographer, writer, pianist.
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