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#1246256 - 08/09/09 02:37 PM New teacher needs to know how to be a good teacher
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Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 108
Loc: Provo, Utah, USA
A year of so back, a thread was started to help new teachers learn how to do it. The thread was listing books to read.

My HDD died and took my notes from that thread, with it.

Searching, I can't find it.

Does anyone know of it or if not that particular one, suggest other threads to help a starting teacher?

I'm 60 yrs old, so will be getting into teaching, a bit late. However, I've played piano for 55 years, studied in London, personal instruction with Gina Bachauer, lots of coaching experience (but that's different from teaching).

I've lots of experience & have gained much from people I've been fortunate enough to come into contact who have given me knowledge they have.

Before I die, I'd like to pass some of this on--to the beginning student as well as the advanced: for instance, some of the things pupil of Rachmaninoff, Gina Bachauer, told me/showed me of how he played and wanted his pieces played.

I need to cram as much as I can into learning how to be a Good Teacher in as little time as possible and then quickly get students.

Any help given will be appreciated. Especially, if someone knows of that thread of books to read on pedagogy.

Thanks
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#1246328 - 08/09/09 05:07 PM Re: New teacher needs to know how to be a good teacher [Re: sunslight]
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Registered: 04/11/09
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Loc: northern California
Go to the thread at the top of this forum page called "teaching, some questions", books listed there.

Here are 2 books that I as a teacher find very helpful:

Teaching Piano volumes 1 and 2 by Denes Agay (used at amazon)

A Piano Teacher's Legacy by Edward Darling (www.francesclarkcenter.org to purchase)

both books are recommended here at PW
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#1246356 - 08/09/09 05:49 PM Re: New teacher needs to know how to be a good teacher [Re: Barb860]
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Registered: 04/06/07
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Loc: Boynton Beach, FL
Welcome to the forum!

There is a wealth of knowledge if you care to do any searches here, but one thread I will direct you to is here:

unsolicited advice

Feel free to ask any questions along the way, too. There are plenty of people who will be willing to help you.

Have you looked into joining your local MTNA chapter? Visit www.mtna.org to find out more about this organization.
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#1246836 - 08/10/09 04:00 PM Re: New teacher needs to know how to be a good teacher [Re: Morodiene]
John v.d.Brook Offline
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Registered: 03/18/06
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Loc: Olympia, Washington, USA
Goodness, there are some many fine teachers in your area of Utah. Are you a member of the MTNA and local chapter there? And several very fine universities. Surely they offer some pedagogy courses which would help you learn some teaching skills.

I hardly think 60 is too old to start teaching, but then, I'm 66, so have a bit of a bias!
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