Latest research on the benefits of music education for teachers, students, and parents. Tips for practising, motivation, performance, & more.

Golandsky Institute Helps Musicans Avoid Pain

By iteachpiano | July 20, 2012  

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How brain performs ‘motor chunking’ tasks

By iteachpiano | June 15, 2012

How brain performs ‘motor chunking’ tasks: Link to an article about how the brain processes motor chunking tasks.  

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Flexible Lesson Arrangement

By iteachpiano | June 11, 2012

I have been considering for some time the situation of lessons for Adult students. Although I have had some great adult students who are committed and turn up for lessons on a weekly basis, the majority seem to find last minute reasons to cancel or do not commit further than…

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Piotr Anderszewski – Unquiet Traveller – YouTube

By iteachpiano | June 10, 2012

Just found this link – a film made in 2010. A ‘road movie’ about a pianist travelling across Poland on a train with a piano.

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Merging the Practical and the Theoretical

By iteachpiano | June 9, 2012

I have recently acquired a music theory student, who is also an advanced pianist preparing for a high level exam. What I am discovering is the student, although a very solid theory student, has little concept of music harmony in context. Further, this student has difficulty aurally identifying a I,…

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Nonverbal communication in music lessons

By iteachpiano | June 3, 2012

How do we interact with students in our teaching studios? Have you ever thought about some of the nonverbal behaviours we have and how they are perceived by your students? We have all heard theories that suggest communication is about 90% nonverbal and 10% verbal. How true is this? What…

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The attrition rate of artists in Australia

By iteachpiano | June 1, 2012

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Robot Teachers

By iteachpiano | June 1, 2012

Came across this article about robot teachers.

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Lesson Fees

By iteachpiano | May 31, 2012

I have had many lessons enquiries recently. Mostly, they are enquiries about how much I charge. One recent enquiry to my lesson fees responded along the lines of ‘you have got to be kidding…you charge too much’. This prompts me to think about what it is I am charging for…

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Learning Success

By iteachpiano | May 29, 2012

Learning Success Students often have their own internal set of beliefs about their ability. This internal belief along with actual ability, may play a role in their overall success on a task. Theories of intelligence have uncovered differences in the ways students approach achievement based on those beliefs about their…

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