Piano lessons, in theory.
December 31, 2009 7:20 AM Subscribe
Piano lessons! I've decided to start teaching kids piano lessons in the new year, and I have questions.
posted by emelenjr to Education (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I have one willing student so far who's 8 and eager to learn. Her mother knows I'm a novice teacher, but I do have 30 years of piano-playing experience and a desire to teach.
-Am I potentially doing the child a disservice, not having a solid background as a music teacher? I do remember my early years of piano lessons, where I learned about theory and fingering and such, and assuming my student is willing to stick with it, it wouldn't be hard for me to guide her through workbook exercises, scales, etc.
-Any tips for the novice teacher? I've decided to commit to a month or so of lessons with my student and then decide with the mother if I should help her look for a more experienced teacher.
-I'd be interested in any suggestions about workbooks to purchase, too.