Piano Forum



Does Rachmaninoff Touch Your Heart?
Today, with smartwatches and everyday electronics, it is increasingly common to measure training results, heart rate, calorie consumption, and overall health. But monitoring heart rate of pianists and audience can reveal interesting insights on several other aspects within the musical field. Read more >>

Topic: What to teach after fiber piano adventures  (Read 3784 times)

Offline jvckgrey

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 4
What to teach after fiber piano adventures
on: March 31, 2016, 07:32:01 PM
I am currently teaching one student and he has just completed the faber piano adventure series. I gave him a clementi sonatina and he learned it in about 2 weeks. What are the next steps in teaching and helping him go further into piano learning.

Offline jstudio

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 7
Re: What to teach after fiber piano adventures
Reply #1 on: March 31, 2016, 08:14:36 PM
I generally have my students purchase books that contain a variety of classical pieces for intermediate students. Here are some ideas if they are helpful:

*Piano Literature books 1-4 by Faber
*Succeding with the Masters The Festival Collection books Preparatory - Level 8
*Succeeding with the Masters Baroque, Classical, and Romantic - there are 2 books to each era *Masterworks Classics Levels 1-10
*Encore! books 1-3 just to name a few options that are still graded pedagogical repertoire

I will usually put my students in one of these and another book in a genre of their choice (books by Timothy Brown or other pedagogues, jazz and blues, pop music, or we'll work on improvising with lead sheets). I also put them in a Keith Snell Fundamentals of Piano Theory book according to their level and a scale book or etude book to continue advancing their technique according to their needs.

Hope this helps! Happy Teaching!   :)

Offline henselt1

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 6
Re: What to teach after fiber piano adventures
Reply #2 on: April 02, 2016, 03:27:02 PM

 Perhaps move away from using method books now and begin learning some easy classical, Jazz/rag time or some popular music. This way your student can learn about different piano styles and find what they like musically  :)    There is so much easy piano music available to choose from !   
 

Logo light pianostreet.com - the website for classical pianists, piano teachers, students and piano music enthusiasts.

Subscribe for unlimited access

Sign up

Follow us

Piano Street Digicert