This method has helped me over the years to teach my students from the ground up. Hopefully this guide can be of some benefit to you in your piano
- Step 1. Warm up with the Hanon. Listen to the student, whether the student’s speed for the Hanon is correct.
- Step 2. Prescribe a new Hanon for the student to practice for the next week.
- Step 3. Listen to student’s scales which were prescribed last week, make sure the scales wave up to speed.
- Step 4. Prescribe a new set of scales for the student to learn properly – get up to speed.
- Step 5. Listen to student’s pieces, critique it and find some things to improve upon.
- Step 6. Critique student’s performance and practice slowly with them, using 4 different dotted rhythms with lifted fingers for clarity.
- Step 7. Prescribe a new song for the student to practice this week.
- Step 8. Listen to student’s other pieces and repeat the same process.
- Step 9. Practice Aural Skills and Sight Reading.
- Step 10. Ask student to research general knowledge.
- Composers style
- Period Characteristics
- Composer’s Works
Bryan Ng | Head of Piano Education