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?
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