Monday, July 23, 2007

More Resources for Teaching and Learning Piano

Here's another great find from a little searching last week: A Rough and Ready Guide to Teaching the Piano by Alison Ruddock with a foreward by Melvyn Tan. All sorts of aspects of teaching are covered, including parents' expectatios, the interview, where to start, lesson and practice ideas, exams, and a discussion of why kids fail. The Rough and Ready Guide takes its place on the Offsite Resources list (see sidebar) as a permanent recommendation.

Alison Ruddick's guide is part of the site, which is "a free service which aims to support musicians in every aspect of education and performance". Here are some other resources on the site:

Guidelines for Choosing a Teacher
Teacher and Accompanist Search (UK only)
Musical Offerings, a buy and sell service (UK only)
Educational Material, including Sight Reading-A Trying Time For Teacher and Pupil and Perfect your Practice

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