Macmillan, Jenny: Piano Teaching Ideas

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Macmillan, Jenny: Piano Teaching Ideas

Enjoy your teaching more and help your pupils play better

  •     Lessons – motivation and encouragement
  •     Practising – making repetition interesting
  •     Performing – opportunities and rewards
  •     Group work – fun with games
  •     Ensemble work – doubling up in duets and trios
  •     Listening – to recordings and live performances
  •     Observing – other pupils’ lessons
  •     Young pupils – singing and rhythm games
  •     Involving parents – in lessons and practising
  •     Developing memory – playing by ear
  •     Building repertoire – favourite pieces
  •     Theory and aural – the early stages
  •     Sight-reading – duets with teacher
  •     Scales and arpeggios – introducing variety


Jenny Macmillan has a thriving teaching practice in Cambridge and is an ESA piano teacher trainer. Her own three children all learned piano by the Suzuki approach.

Jenny has written extensively about the Suzuki approach and her articles feature on her website:

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