Independent learning

The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, ‘The children are now working as if I didn’t exist Maria Montessori The ultimate aim of any teacher!

Learning the notes

Do you ever find that students think they’ve learnt the notes so they’ve learnt the piece? When in reality that’s where the fun actually starts!

Perfection or effort?

Do you teach any perfectionists? I know I have and a few years ago I inherited a student who was at the more extreme end of the scale. If they went wrong they immediately stopped and would only start playing again if they could return to the start. It took a lot of patience and…

Lessons are fun if you play games!

In the words of the great Roald Dahl, “Life is more fun if you play games” – but so are music lessons! How do you make lessons fun for your own students? There are lots of free and paid games available for both students and teachers on my website! Come and find out ‘Who Stole…