What are the most important things to include in a student's first piano lesson ? Where should I start ? What should I teach first ? Also, can you maybe put up some of your first lesson materials ?
Hello, Tia. I started an e-book that has a VERY COMPREHENSIVE description of a possible Lesson One (and Two... and Three). Eventually I will broaden and expand this material, because the "First Lesson" has more material than can be used in one or even two lessons - I should really call it "The First Few Weeks of Lessons", at least for small children.
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My piano student heard me play the first part (of the Pachelbel Canon) and immediately wanted to play it (and it was realistically achievable for her). Thank you! Regards, Tina
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