Reflections on ten years as a piano teacher

Another term is over and as my students depart for their summer holidays, I have time to pause and reflect as my piano teaching studio approaches its 10th birthday. I never intended to be a piano teacher. I worked for ten years in art and academic publishing after leaving university and I continued to freelanceContinue reading “Reflections on ten years as a piano teacher”

Teaching students to teach themselves

Following on from a post on my blog The Cross-Eyed Pianist about the notion of the “self-taught pianist”, I would like to explore further how teachers can – and should – enable their students to teach themselves. The word “teach” comes from the Old English tĒ£can which means “to show, present, point out”. This forContinue reading “Teaching students to teach themselves”