In my piano studio, most of my students take “buddy lessons”. This means that they come for some solo time (either 20 or 40 minutes depending on age) and then stay for 20 minutes of overlapping time with the next student.
We do all sorts of things during this time like playing games, working on theory and improvising. And of course we also play lots of duets.
In this quick clip, we’re working on ‘Skip to My Lou’ as arranged in Piano Safari Book 1.
I love playing duets that are evenly levelled in our buddy time as it means we can work on one part at a time, and both students can learn both primo and secondo. These students are not even practicing this at home – all the work is happening in the lesson just like you see in the clip.
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.
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