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Author LinkHaroutounian, Joanne.
Title LinkFourth finger on B-flat : effective strategies for teaching piano / by Joanne Haroutounian.
Variant Title 4th finger on B-flat : effective strategies for teaching piano
Edition 1st edition.
Imprint San Diego : Neil A. Kjos Music Company, c2012.
Description 326 p. :  ill. ;  28 cm. +  1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Type of Material Book Computer file
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Contents: So you teach piano! Our unique profession ; The independent music teacher ; Why do you teach piano? Establishing a philosophy ; The studio policy ; Your teaching environment at a glance ; Starting an independent studio : the five most important things you need to know -- Studio nuts and bolts. Getting the word out : marketing your studio ; Tuition ; Yearly tuition formula ; Scheduling ; Studio calendar of events ; Missed lessons ; Communication ; Websites ; The more the merrier ; Business basics ; Professional connections ; Variations on a theme -- 21st century and beyond : facing technology head-on. Getting equipped : step-by-step ; Lab logistics ; Curriculum development ; Software options : where to begin -- First impressions. A positive student interview/audition ; Before the interview ; A professional impression ; Organizing the interview/audition ; A mini lesson ; Ending on a positive note -- 
Contents: Let’s get organized. Fitting all they need to know into 30 minutes or less ; Lesson time management ; There is a method to this madness ; Methods : generic basics ; Selected methods at a glance ; Method comparison chart -- Learning step-by-step. An overview of musical development ; Ears open from the beginning ; Development of musical abilities : prenatal to age six ; Early childhood classes ; Preschool piano instruction ; Stages of musical learning -- Our calico quilt of students. Teaching to reach every student ; The slower-paced student ; The musically talented or gifted student ; Characteristics of musically talented students ; Students with special needs -- Never too old to learn new tricks : teaching adults. Sharing music with adults ; Expectations ; Goal setting ; Technique ; Practice ; Theory ; Lesson schedules ; Group lessons ; A lifetime of music : why adults take lessons -- 
Contents: Musical ways of knowing. Encouraging the artist within every student ; Metaperception : making interpretive decisions ; Musical intelligence : musical problem solving ; Flow : engaging challenges and artistic focus ; Putting it together -- Musical problem solving in 10 easy steps -- Connecting with the kid on the bench. Teaching approaches ; Student learning styles ; Personality types ; Perceptual modalities ; Putting it together : learning styles ; Musical questioning techniques ; Types of questioning ; Levels of musical understanding -- But it was perfect at home. The overall picture ; The "how-tos" of practice ; Organizing practice sessions ; Technical drills ; Repetition ad infinitum ; Rhythm and note play ; Memorization -- Those six days at home. Monitoring practice ; Deliberate practice and goal setting ; The performance portfolio ; The portfolio process ; The performance portfolio : step-by-step -- 
Contents: Who’s afraid of the big bad scales. Technique in your studio ; From the start ; Step-by-step : a guide to technical development ; Scale and arpeggio facility charts -- A palette of touches. Creating a touch vocabulary ; Weight and single-key exercise ; Legato touches ; Staccato touches ; Chordal touches -- A teaspoon of Bach, a dash of Chopin blend well. Choosing repertoire ; Beyond the methods : the right recipe for student repertoire ; A balancing act -- Stylistic subtleties : developing interpretive choices. Exploring creative interpretive ; Dynamics ; Mood and character ; Phrasing ; Rubato and poised cadences within the phrase ; Musical long line ; Pedaling ; Articulation and touches ; The interpretive process -- 
Contents: So that’s a cadence! Theory, rhythm, ear training. Discovering theory connections ; I can teach theory : practical solutions ; The theory curriculum ; Connecting theory with repertoire ; The dotted quarter dilemma : rhythm solutions ; Rhythm tricks ; Beyond writing notes ; Ear training ; Rhythmic and melodic dictation ; Sight-singing -- Take time to smell the roses! Creativity in the studio. Stepping off the treadmill ; Creativity zappers (five minutes) ; Expanding improvisation ideas ; Composition zappers (ten minutes) ; Expanding composition ideas ; Outside-the-box zappers ; Composing in 10 easy steps ; Creative recital projects ; Guidelines for organizing a creative recital project -- Reflections from the corner of the keyboard. Our profession : a renewed look ; Colleagues ; Legacies ; Closing thoughts.
Contents: [CD-ROM] Developing a personal musical philosophy and studio philosophy -- Studio policy template example -- Laura Riski’s studio brochure -- Paula Nemerson’s studio brochure -- Telephone talking points -- Parent and student information form -- First impressions : a mini-lesson to get acquainted with student abilities -- Method comparison chart : additional methods -- Musical problem solving in 10 easy steps poster -- A concise guide : teaching sensory learning styles -- Levels of musical understanding -- Deliberate practice assignment grid -- Step-by-step : a guide to technique development -- Scale and arpeggio facility charts -- Touch collage exercises -- Exploring interpretation booklet -- Composing in 10 easy steps poster -- The creative recital project.
Summary Presents real-world solutions and teaching approaches that piano teachers can readily use in their studios. This user-friendly and personable text incorporates the basics of establishing a studio and then moves on to discussions of how students musically develop and learn, using ideas from educational psychology. The book includes: specific ideas to use for your first interview/audition with a student; A comprehensive overview of musical development; guidelines for teaching students with special needs, talented, ADHD; unique musical ways of knowing; 10 easy steps to musical problem-solving; Teaching strategies to mesh with different learning styles; Ideas to organize a systematic approach to scale and technical development; practice techniques that include student self-assessment; creative projects for the studio. Accompanying CD-ROM includes bonus supplementary files.
Subject LinkPiano -- Instruction and study.
LinkPiano teachers.

System Number 000666546
ISBN Link9780849797637

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