One of the most exciting developments during the span of my piano career has been the huge increase in adults taking up lessons. There are no doubt many reasons for this; many regret not learning when they were younger, while for others, taking up piano as an adult is the next chapter in their growing musical interest. In this feature, I will showcase seven of the very best adult methods available for those starting lessons in Teaching literally hundreds of adult beginners over the last 30 years, I have consistently observed the following:. Those who want to learn by imitation typically teach themselves using YouTube videos. However, adults are often keen to learn actually by ear , and many show an interest in playing from chord notation.
How To Teach Piano To Adult Students, With Pete Jutras
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Having made a few notes about my new pupil during the initial phone conversation, I tuck these away in the front of my diary and discreetly add to them as the lesson progresses. It was always going to be difficult for me to settle on one form of address when I started teaching, as I had some new piano students who already knew me personally and had been to the house before coming for lessons because they were friends of my sons : these children had grown up calling me Jan. I also show him the course book and ask him to write his name at the front. To avoid books which are left behind getting mixed up with my own copies.
When people hear that I am taking piano lessons and have been learning piano as an adult , they are fascinated that this would be something that I would consider at my age. They feel they may be too busy, or they are too old. That simply could not be more wrong.