Tag Archives: Alberta Piano Teachers Association

Tips for First-Year Teachers

A piano teacher asked the following question on the Alberta Piano Teachers’ Association facebook page. “I’m a first year teacher. What would be your one piece of advice? I absolutely love it and can’t image not teaching now that I’ve … Continue reading

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It’s OK. Play a wrong note.

Last spring we heard an excellent talk by Edwin Gnandt (ProfessorĀ at Ambrose University College) on the shifts in piano playing and teaching from the Romantic Period to the current scene. A summary can be found by clicking here. Last week … Continue reading

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Attitude Adjustment

You go to workshops and conferences hoping to learning something new. How much you learn depends in part on how much you already knew. Some sessions are great, some are not. Sometimes I walk away thinking I don’t know a … Continue reading

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