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Fourth Finger on Bb: Effective Strategies for Teaching Piano

Effective Strategies for Teaching Piano

By Joanne Haroutounian

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Effective Strategies for Teaching Piano. Composed by Joanne Haroutounian. Book & CD-ROM. 236 pages. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company (KJ.WP610).

Item Number: KJ.WP610
ISBN 849797632.

Fourth Finger on B-flat: Effective Strategies for Teaching Piano presents real-world solutions and teaching approaches that piano teachers can readily use in their studios. This user-friendly and personable text incorporates the basics of establishing a studio and then moves on to discussions of how students musically develop and learn, using ideas from educational psychology.

The book includes:
Specific ideas to use for your first interview/audition with a student
A comprehensive overview of musical development
Guidelines for teaching students with special needs, talented, ADHD
Unique musical ways of knowing
10 easy steps to Musical Problem-Solving
Teaching strategies to mesh with different learning styles
Idea to organize a systematic approach to scale and technical development
Practice techniques that include student self-assessment
Creative projects for the studio