Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
Find a Professional
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Advertise on Piano World

What's Hot!!
Welcome PianoTV members!
---------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Piano Buyer Fall 2017
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


Who's Online Now
119 registered members (ando, Almaviva, anamnesis, Anita Potter, alphonsus, 26 invisible), 1,360 guests, and 2 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords & Scales
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#1479291 - 07/22/10 02:50 PM What's better?  
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 833
WinsomeAllegretto Offline
500 Post Club Member
WinsomeAllegretto  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 833
I am a somewhat new piano teacher, and I have one student who is beyond the Faber books, and getting into short pieces. I am just wondering whether I should have her continue working on her pieces until they are pretty much perfect/memorized, or if I should give her lots of pieces and just work on the basics. I don't want her to get burned out with working on the same thing for a long time.

(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#1479297 - 07/22/10 03:02 PM Re: What's better? [Re: WinsomeAllegretto]  
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 16,226
Morodiene Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Morodiene  Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 16,226
Boynton Beach, FL
I don't think there's a clear-cut answer for this. Each student is different and you'll have to gauge what seems to work for them and make adjustments if you notice their interest waning or increasing frustration.

I usually assign pieces with a specific concept in mind of what I want them to take away from it. If I sense the student doesn't really love it, we'll work on it enough until they learn the concept, and then let it go when it is in a reasonable condition. Other pieces we will take to memorization and performance level. The amount of pieces that you assign depend on how much practice time they have.

Having said that, as the pieces get more complicated, you should let the student know that they will be working for loner periods of time on each piece, adding layers upon layers. So they should not expect to go through 4 pieces every week or two.


private piano/voice teacher FT

[Linked Image][Linked Image][Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
#1479363 - 07/22/10 04:44 PM Re: What's better? [Re: WinsomeAllegretto]  
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 7,639
John v.d.Brook Offline
7000 Post Club Member
John v.d.Brook  Offline
7000 Post Club Member

Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 7,639
Olympia, Washington, USA
There are several good repertoire series you can use; it will provide you and your student a wide range of composers and styles. You can supplement with a number of jazz, pop and other literature, all carefully graded.

Students need to learn to play correctly and musically. They cannot do this with a rushed, once over approach. However, this has to be balanced against keeping the music forever.

Part of our job is firing up enthusiasm. If the student goes home, plays a piece once or twice each day and considers it practice, then comes to the lesson and stumbles through it, you have to get them thinking about changing their expectations and attitude. One way to do this is by illustrating to them the way they just played the piece and then playing it again correctly and musically. Let them have the awakening.


"Those who dare to teach must never cease to learn." -- Richard Henry Dann
Full-time Private Piano Teacher offering Piano Lessons in Olympia, WA. www.mypianoteacher.com
Certified by the American College of Musicians; member NGPT, MTNA, WSMTA, OMTA
#1479398 - 07/22/10 05:58 PM Re: What's better? [Re: John v.d.Brook]  
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 833
WinsomeAllegretto Offline
500 Post Club Member
WinsomeAllegretto  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 833
Thanks for the advice!


Moderated by  Ken Knapp 

Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
CLEARANCE SPECIALS!
Save Big In our online store now

In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World)
our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, Digital Piano Dolly, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping* on Jansen Artist Piano Benches, Cocoweb Piano Lamps, Hidrau Hydraulic Piano Benches
(*free shipping within contiguous U.S. only)
(ad)
SummerKeys
Maine Coast Music Vacation for Adults
(ad)
Pearl River & Ritmuller
Ritmuller Pianos
(ad)
Pianoteq
PianoTeq 6 Out now
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Looking for a keyboard for worship music
by Morodiene. 01/18/18 08:39 AM
Kawai announces KDP110 digital piano
by Kawai James. 01/18/18 05:50 AM
Kawai announces Concert Artist CA58 digital piano
by Kawai James. 01/18/18 05:24 AM
DEXIBELL VIVO SX7 PIANO/SOUND MODULE
by Marko in Boston. 01/18/18 04:50 AM
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics183,845
Posts2,688,138
Members89,474
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
Check It Out!
There's a lot more to Piano World than just the forums.
Click Here to
Explore The Rest of Piano World!!
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers


 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2018 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0