In this final part of Karen's preteaching presentation, she explains how to combine theory, technique and pieces to create the ultimate learning experience for an early year student.
Continuing from last week, Karen discusses preteaching techniques to help new students learn scales by properly utilizing table time at the beginning of each lesson.
Karen gives the presentation she gave at Summer Sizzle 2015. For your convenience, it has be split into a number of shorter parts which will be uploaded weekly. In the introductory section of the presentation, Karen explains the necessity and first steps of preteaching a new student.
In July, Karen had the pleasure of attending the Summer Sizzle festival in Mount Forest, Ontario. As previously discussed in the Teacher Enrichment video, Karen believes that attending events such as this helps to reinvigorate your love of music and make you a happier and more enthusiastic teacher. Here, she discusses the various events that she attended at Summer Sizzle 2015.
The companion video to last week's post, Karen talks about her recommendation for less complex exercises that junior students can do to get a feel for the exam room piano.
Karen discusses what she recommends a student at a senior level do at the beginning of his/her exam. Whether performing their pieces or technique first, it is essential for the student to know the feel and sound of the piano. These exercises, as showed by Karen in the video, will help to gauge these important aspects of the exam room piano.
Next week, the companion video regarding exercises for junior students will be shared.
Today Karen speaks about how life as a private teacher is often very busy, but finding one or two events in your area may help to revitalize your love of music and teaching.