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#463681 - 06/18/01 02:32 PM Thinking about teaching...
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Registered: 06/12/01
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For you teachers out there...I'm thinking about trying to teach piano starting this fall. Do you have any tips or advice about starting out? I don't have my RCM certificate but should have it after January hopefully. Any books that you could recommend?

Thanks in advance.
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#463682 - 06/19/01 08:38 AM Re: Thinking about teaching...
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Registered: 05/29/01
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Vid,

I'm not a piano teacher, but I regularly read the posts on the Piano Pedagogy Message board run by Brent Hugh out of Missouri Western State College. You might want to check it out. The link is: http://www.sunflower.org/~bhugh/messageboard.spm

Hope this helps.

Regards,
Mike

[ June 19, 2001: Message edited by: Mike Pappadakis ]

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#463683 - 06/19/01 04:56 PM Re: Thinking about teaching...
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Registered: 05/26/01
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Loc: Southeast, U.S.A.
Vid,

A standard textbook in the States is "How to Teach Piano Successfully" by James Bastien. http://www.kjos.com/piano/teacher_aids1.html

Many teachers in the States subscribe to Clavier Magazine, are you familiar with this? (I'll look up the contact info if needed, I don't think they are on-line.)

There are some books on teaching by Max Camp and Denes Agay. I haven't read these--can anyone give opinions?

I haven't taught in a long time, but it all seems to boil down (initially) to finding the teaching method books one is most comforatable with as well as supplemental materials for when students start to branch out into early intermediate materials.

Carol Montparker's "The Pianist's Landscape" has an amusing chapter on the frustrations of teaching (some of our PianoWorld adult students should read an account from the "other side" of teaching adults!). http://www.amadeuspress.com/books/index.cfm?do=details&ID=358

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