Teaching our students how to practice is one of the most important things we can teach them. After all, students only spend 30 – 6o minutes a week with us, that’s only about 1% of their week!
So we’re really leaving most of our student’s progress up to them. But how do we know what’s happening in the practice room? How can we stop them from wasting that oh so precious practice time?
I’m so excited to welcome Graham Fitch to the podcast today. Graham writes a fantastic blog and ebooks all about practicing the piano, and has some fantastic, innovative practice methods. Take a listen to today’s podcast for a whole host of practice strategies that you can start teaching students tomorrow!
Do you teach your students how to practise? How do you go about it? What one idea from today’s podcast are you going to apply in your teaching straight away?
I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!
Tim Topham has one mission in life: to stem the tide of children quitting music lessons by helping teachers maximise student engagement through creativity, technology and innovation. Tim hosts the popular Creative Piano Teaching Podcast, blogs regularly at timtopham.com and speaks at local and international conferences on topics such as pedagogy, business, marketing and entrepreneurship. Tim has been featured in American Music Teacher, The Piano Teacher Magazine, Californian Music Teacher and EPTA Piano Professional. Tim holds an MBA in Educational Leadership, BMus, DipEd and AMusA.