This post is the fifth in the video series: Colourful Keys Quick Clips. You can catch all the quick clips published so far by clicking here.
In the last two quick clips, I shared some of my specific rote teaching strategies. In this video – I want you to see what rote pieces can do.
Do you see the amazing pride of my student at the end of learning this piece? He literally is jumping for joy and can’t believe he learned what seemed so difficult and complicated when I first played it for him.
Dragon Dance sounds like it came right out of a video game. You’ll find it in Piano Safari’s Pattern Pieces 1. (Can you tell how much I love Piano Safari?)
This and ‘Detective Wombat Blues’ are the current favourites in my studio. I highly recommend grabbing that book if you’re at all interested in teaching by rote and expanding your students’ repertoire.
What are quick clips?
Colourful Keys Quick Clips are all about giving you a taste of what my lessons are actually like – in action.
I certainly don’t claim to be an expert, and I don’t have all the answers. I just know how much seeing real teaching with real students has helped me to grow and improve as a teacher.
Let me know what you think!
I hope you found some inspiration watching this Colourful Keys Quick Clip. If you have any thoughts or questions, be sure to ask them in the Vibrant Music Studio Teachers group on Facebook or in the comments here.
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If you want more and extended clips of my teaching, be sure to check out the Vibrant Music Teaching library. There’s tons more like this as well as a whole library of teaching games to boot.