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Digital Native

Digital Natives – Teaching Styles

At the recent Piano Festival at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music I gave a presentation called ‘Teaching Digital Natives’, in which I discussed the ways in which technology has changed the learning styles of the current generation. There were 120 piano teachers in the room, of various ages and stages of teaching. We started the […]

Flying High on Scales

Flying High on Scales

Most students would probably agree that practising scales and arpeggios hardly rates as a major “fun” activity. All too often an inertia in this area of work results in a rushed and anxious cramming period for the student, just before the exams. Whereas we, as teachers, might consider the importance of scales and arpeggios as […]

ScaleBlitzer - choose your activity

ScaleBlitzer is coming

As you may have read in previous newsletters, we recently ran a ‘Scales and Arpeggios Pilot Program’ which was a huge success. In this program, students tried out all sorts of fabulous practice methods for scales and arpeggios which helped their progress enormously.  These methods were devised by the wonderful Abe Cytrynowski, of Scalecards fame, […]