Since I began using Periscope as both a broadcaster and a viewer, I’ve been amazed at how this LIVE broadcasting technology brings a worldwide community together simply at the touch of a finger on your phone or tablet. With input from a few blog followers, I’ve decided to start a new Periscope “mini piano workshop” series beginning on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 10am Central Time.
I invite you to join me for #PianoTipsin10 (aka Piano Tips in 10 minutes), a weekly series designed specifically to provide solutions to pain points we often encounter when teaching. I will offer you my own time-tested teaching strategies, but the beauty of Periscope is that we ALL benefit from interaction with each other via the comments. I hope we all take away fresh ideas and renewed energy.
Because we are teachers with incredibly BUSY schedules, I will limit the workshop to just 10 concise minutes on one single topic. However after the 10 minute period, feel free to stick around a bit longer for some Q&A if you like. Even if you can’t join the LIVE presentation, the “scope” will remain on your Periscope account for 24 hours so you may view it at a convenient time later.
Here’s my working list of pain points so far:
- Reinforcing a Rounded Hand Position at the Piano
- Collapsed nail joints
- Flying pinky fingers
- Accuracy with Rhythmic Subdivisions
- Hands-Together Precision
- Introducing Legato for the First Time
- Refusal to count
and so forth……
What are the burning pain points in your studio this semester? Please feel free to list one or two I could consider by commenting below. The more, the better!
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