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How to Begin Teaching Improvisation for Classical Piano Teachers (Read 1008 times)

Offline dfrankjazz

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How to Begin Teaching Improvisation for Classical Piano Teachers
« on: November 20, 2019, 03:43:04 AM »
This is a BREAKTHROUGH video designed for classical or traditional piano teachers by Berklee Piano Prof. Dave Frank to demonstrate the primary concept of improvisation: FLOW - PHRASE- BREATHE. Your students can discover the JOY of Improv with this one concept! Recorded at the "Original" Frank and Camille's Pianos in Carle Place, NY. Free.



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Re: How to Begin Teaching Improvisation for Classical Piano Teachers
«Reply #1 on: November 20, 2019, 05:19:27 AM »
Wonderful presentation!  Thanks for posting.
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Re: How to Begin Teaching Improvisation for Classical Piano Teachers
«Reply #2 on: November 29, 2019, 07:42:20 PM »
Frank, it's a decent presentation, but I'm wondering - does the average classical piano teacher have the necessary knowledge to teach this just based on what you are telling them.  For example if they don't have the chords and progressions in their system unless they are written down, the scales that go with them and so on - then how can they teach this?  If I wanted to learn improvisation, I would go to a teacher who does this.  What do you think?

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Re: How to Begin Teaching Improvisation for Classical Piano Teachers
«Reply #3 on: December 02, 2019, 09:34:15 PM »
I'm glad you thought it was decent haha. A teacher is always better)

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Re: How to Begin Teaching Improvisation for Classical Piano Teachers
«Reply #4 on: December 03, 2019, 02:24:25 AM »
I'm glad you thought it was decent haha. A teacher is always better)
I am not a teacher, in case "a teacher is always better" meant that.  I asked you some questions, and was sincere about that.

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Re: How to Begin Teaching Improvisation for Classical Piano Teachers
«Reply #5 on: December 03, 2019, 04:30:14 AM »
when you do presentations for the public, you try to offer something that will benefit the audience in any way.. a little bit of knowledge is a good thing, and it will be used relatively depending on the level of each listener. To get into a deeper level of improvising, definately working with a teacher who is a specialist in this field will make a huge difference. So I think
it's good and relatively helpful to offer information to those that are interested like at this event in the video, it can make a big difference for some, not much with others..if you are really interested in going deep into the subject then find a guide who can show you all the aspects of the process)