The only podcast for piano teachers just starting out! Each week Angela Toone, nationally certified piano teacher, will bring you actionable, accessible, fun ways to teach concepts with your very own students. Pro tips from the very best advice. How to teach piano lessons from the very beginning, and change the world one student at a time!
10. 3 ways to teach rhythm...you choose the way!
How to teach rhythm?! What to have them say? Whether it's traditional counting "1 and 2 and..." Syllables like"TA ti ti..." Fruit names, or whatever other way we come up with as piano teachers, we can add ideas to our toolbelt as our students internalize rhythms in their own way. Chime in on Instagram or Spotify Q and A with what rhythm tricks you use!
9. landmarks and intervals...this is the way!
No matter what piano method book you use, you can drill and use the "Landmark notes" shown by the clefs. And intervals around them to help students find their notes quicker, get less confused, and become better sight reading piano players!
8. when a student just isn't getting it
Ever have a student struggle with a concept like a rhythm and over and over you correct them, but they haven't gotten it right yet? I just had that happen right before recording! And the solution is like magic! Break it down to small enough "bites" to succeed, then build it up from there.
7. correcting notes...positively!
Student comes back to their lesson, and they play a wrong note...I don't tell them it's wrong...wha? Here's what I do instead to empower the students to be the best sight readers ever in a positive way, and it has staying power!
6. when to "pass off" a student's piece
3 elements to consider when deciding to pass of the students piece, or to stick with it longer. We cover the basics to listen for in the lesson, consider the concept the piano piece is teaching, and discuss dynamics and interpretation.
5. a little about me
How did I get here? Full-time Mom, Part- time Piano Teacher, and now running an online business? Sharing some of my journey, and a few reasons why I started this podcast in hopes of improving piano teaching the world over!