Teach me to teach piano
January 12, 2013 10:58 AM Subscribe
I have a piano, I have piano playing ability, and I have a girlfriend who wants to learn to play. How would I go about teaching her? Any recommendations for books for her to learn from, or methods for teaching?
posted by baniak to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Assume no musical ability on her part. She would like to learn how to read music and get a solid foundation in piano technique. Children's piano books wouldn't appeal to her, as she doesn't want to play "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" and its ilk.
Style of music isn't a concern at the moment.
Assume no previous teaching experience on my part.
Don't know if this affects anything, but my playing level is:
Beethoven's Piano Sonata #8, 1st movement
Chopin's Prelude in Db ("Raindrop")
Debussy Arabesque #1