(Effective strategies for teaching piano)Joanne Haroutounian - Neil A Kjos Music Co
Fourth Finger on B-Flat: Effective Strategies for Teaching Piano, a softcover book with CD-ROM, presents real-world solutions and teaching approaches new and established 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. Chapters include ideas for your first interview/audition with a student; a comprehensive overview of musical development; guidelines for teaching students with special needs, talented and ADHD; 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; and creative projects for the studio. A comprehensive CD-ROM is included with all sorts of resources including a studio policy template, sample studio brochures, charts, posters, an assignment grid, exercises and much more! The softcover book is 326 pages.