The Teaching Studio

 

by John M. Zeigler, Ph.D.
Rio Rancho, NM USA

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he Teaching Studio is that part of The Piano Education Page site especially for piano teachers. It shares tips and experiences of accomplished teachers and educators developed over long years of teaching. If you're a piano teacher with a problem you'd like some help with, you want to learn about some useful teaching materials, or you'd just like some ideas to enliven your teaching, step into The Teaching Studio. Parents of students and students may also find the information useful. Links within the text of the articles linked below point to other articles on PEP related to the text of the open article. Clicking on those links will open the related article, usually in a new window.

 

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Teaching Studio Articles:

Music Teaching Careers

Starting a Private Teaching Studio by Nancy L. Ostromencki and John M. Zeigler

Teacher Burnout: How Do We Cope With It? by Professor William Leland

Planning a Career in Music Teaching by Jenny Simaile

How You Can Help On The Piano Education Page by John M. Zeigler, Ph.D.

Studio Operations

Preparing an Effective Studio Policy by John M. Zeigler, Ph.D.

Piano Lessons Delivered to the Home by Barbara J. Savage

Piano Mentoring - Getting It and Giving It by John M. Zeigler, Ph.D. and Nancy L. Ostromencki

Piano Teaching Philosophies by John M. Zeigler, Ph.D.

Dealing with Missed Lessons by John M. Zeigler, Ph.D.

Encouraging Summer Piano Lessons by John M. Zeigler, Ph.D.

Managing Time in the Teaching Studio by John M. Zeigler, Ph.D.

Dealing With "Impossible" Students by Nancy Ostromencki

Reprinting from The Piano Education Page by John M. Zeigler, Ph.D.

Bartering for Piano Lessons by John M. Zeigler, Ph.D.

Teachers Helping Teachers - A Proposal by John M. Zeigler, Ph.D.

Marketing Your Studio by John M. Zeigler, Ph.D.

Forming and Operating A Local Music Teacher Organization by John M. Zeigler, Ph.D.

Music Teacher Organization Membership by John M. Zeigler, Ph.D.

Setting Lesson Fees by John M. Zeigler, Ph.D.

Piano Hygiene in the Teaching Studio by John M. Zeigler, Ph.D.

Reducing Costs in the Teaching Studio by John M. Zeigler, Ph.D.

Acquiring and Using Student Feedback by John M. Zeigler, Ph.D.

Building Interest in Piano Lessons and Music by Nancy L. Ostromencki and John M. Zeigler

Copyrights - An Introduction for the Piano Teacher by John M. Zeigler, Ph.D.

The Teacher-Student-Parent Initial Interview - A Teacher's Perspective by Nancy Ostromencki and John M. Zeigler

Setting Standards for Your Studio and Your Students by John M. Zeigler and Nancy L. Ostromencki

Teaching Tips

A Practice Incentive Program by Barbara J. Savage

Top Ten Tips for Teachers - General by Nancy Ostromencki and John Zeigler

Switching Methods by Nancy Ostromencki and John Zeigler

On Teaching Piano Technique - Parts I and II by Hao Huang

Teaching Adult Students by Annabelle Leviton

Teaching Composition to Piano Students by Jane L. Viemeister

Are We Having Fun Yet? Teaching Learning Disabled Students by Ann M. Fernandez

How Young Is Too Young? by Barbara J. Savage

Musical Discovery: Some Thoughts on Choosing Repertoire by Linda Holzer

Replacing Rhymes by Jenny Simaile

Digital Keyboards in Teaching and Learning by John M. Zeigler, Ph.D.

An Introduction to Rote Teaching of Piano by Joan S. Burrows

The First Lesson by Nancy L. Ostromencki

Some Guidelines and Sources for Choosing Repertoire by Nancy L. Ostromencki and John M. Zeigler

Teaching Students Who Play by Ear by Nancy L. Ostromencki and John M. Zeigler

Teaching Advanced Students by Nancy L. Ostromencki and John M. Zeigler

Motivating Students - Just Whose Job Is It? by Nancy L. Ostromencki and John M. Zeigler

Resources for Impaired Piano Students and Their Teachers by John M. Zeigler and Nancy L. Ostromencki

Valuable "Extras" You Can Give Your Students by John M. Zeigler

Enriching Your Students' Musical Backgrounds

Creating the Well-Tempered Clavierist by Nancy Ostromencki and John Zeigler

Getting Ready for College Music Auditions by Nancy Ostromencki

Organizing and Running a Student Piano Competition by Nancy L. Ostromencki and John Zeigler

Making the Most of Piano Competition Judging by Nancy Ostromencki and John Zeigler

Technology and the Teaching Studio

Choosing and Using Music Software in the Studio and Home by John M. Zeigler, Ph. D.

A MIDI Sequencing Tutorial by Robert S. Finley

Keyboards, Digital Pianos and Piano Lessons by John M. Zeigler, Ph.D.

Evaluating Music Software Before You Buy by John M. Zeigler, Ph.D.

Establishing a Studio Computer Teaching Lab by John Zeigler and Nancy Ostromencki

Setting Up a Web Page for Your Studio - Part 1 The Basics by John M. Zeigler, Ph.D.

Setting Up a Web Page for Your Studio - Part 2 Do's and Don'ts by John M. Zeigler, Ph.D.

Setting Up a Web Page for Your Studio - Part 3 Writing for The Internet by John M. Zeigler, Ph.D.

Piano Education Page Top Ten Lists

Top Ten Tips for Piano Teachers - General by Nancy Ostromencki and John Zeigler

Top Ten Ways For Teachers To Remain Motivated by Jenny Simaile

Top Ten Ways to Get the Most From Your Piano Lessons by Jenny Simaile

Top Ten Qualities of a Successful Piano Student by Jenny Simaile

Top Ten Qualities of a Diligent Piano Teacher by Jenny Simaile

Top Ten Characteristics of the Successful Piano Teacher by John M. Zeigler, Ph.D.


Technique Matters Column

Problems with Posture by Professor Hao Huang

Technical Exercises - To be or not to be? by Professor Hao Huang

Studying Etudes by Professor Hao Huang

Practicing: Who Makes the Decisions? by Professor William Leland

Practice and Exercise: What's the Difference? by Professor William Leland

The Ins and Outs, Twists and Turns of Scale Playing by Professor William Leland

What Do We Mean By 'Relaxation' at the Piano? by Professor William Leland


Music and the Home Computer Series

Multimedia Music Appreciation and Entertainment Software

Music Teaching and Learning Software

Creating Sound and Music on the PC

An Introduction to Digital Music

Old Music Software On New Computers

An Introduction to MIDI for Pianists

Digital Audio/Video Recording on the Cheap


Additional Piano Education Page Resources for Teachers

Although there are far too many pages on PEP of potential interest to teachers to list here, these are some of the most used ones for easy reference. If you would like to take a look at all the documents on the site we think are most useful for teachers, see the PEP Score. If you have a need for other specific information not indicated here or above, be sure to use PEP's search page to do a keyword search. Chances are good that we've dealt with the issue somewhere on the site.

 
 
 
 
 
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