First Time Teaching...NEED HELP!!!!!!!!!!!

by Rose
(Clackamas)

I just got a call asking if I would teach. I had 5 years of education on piano and I'm still learning but they want me to teach beginners. And I'm trying to find all the notes and gather every thing you need for teaching but it's so hard. I need tips of how to even start my first lesson.


Thank You!

Dana:

Hello, Rose,

Because you sound desperate, I have decided to release "The First Piano Lesson" by itself, without weeks 2-12 (the first quarter of piano lessons).

"THE FIRST PIANO LESSON" is 14 pages of detailed instructions and suggestions. You can download it from E-junkie.com and pay for it using PayPal, for $3.75.

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What this first lesson encompasses is a step-by-step plan for the beginning piano teacher, the first week, laying the foundation for the weeks that follow. The help is very detailed, including:

WHAT YOU WILL NEED
(Materials such as a method book, sheet music, a
lesson sheet, visual aids)

WHAT YOU WILL BE TEACHING
(Technique, Theory, Music sheets)

WHAT YOU WILL SEND HOME On the Student's Assignment Sheet
(Exercises, Scales, Music)

WHAT TO DO AT THE LESSON
(Naming the piano keys, naming finger numbers,
making the first scales, hand and body posture at the piano, getting into the method book, starting a familiar piece of music...)

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From "THE FIRST PIANO LESSON":

"ONE THING YOU MUST BE AWARE OF is that there are many assumptions made here on the part of the book publisher, and perhaps by YOU, the pianist with years of experience. Some of the assumptions:

That the student will ACTUALLY READ the page
(perhaps they can't read yet, and the parents don't know that their help is necessary to decipher each page of music initially),
That the student will know that "DOWN" means "Go
left on the piano keyboard..." etc.

And,

"There are many similarities and duplications between the Piano Adventure’s Primer and My First Piano Adventure Books B & C, but MFPA Book B & C are slower, and full of very cute pictures and little characters that your student may enjoy seeing again and again.

Which has better music, Piano Adventure Primer or
My First Piano Adventure Lesson Books B & C?
Hmmm… they have a lot of THE SAME music, but
re-packaged in MFPA Books B & C. It’s a toss-up.
The best thing for a teacher is ..."

And,

"Next question for the student: "Which fingers are going to play in this song?" Wait for her to answer. Remember, she will have to try to remember and figure this out on her own at home this week. Part of their training must be directed toward independent recall and learning at home."

And,

"Why choose this song Mary Had a Little Lamb?

Because:
a) Even though it is just a by-finger-numbers piece for a beginner, it is motivating for kids to play something they recognize, even a nursery piece!
b) The rhythm will come naturally with a familiar piece.
c) Very soon, we will start adding a left hand chord to the right hand melody of this easy song. This is fun and motivating for kids, and even adults, but ..."

"THE FIRST PIANO LESSON" is 14 pages of detailed instructions and suggestions. You can download it from E-junkie.com and pay for it using PayPal, for $3.75.

DOWNLOAD "THE FIRST PIANO LESSON":


Buy Now

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