Alfred Professional Piano Teaching, Volume 1
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Written by a teacher with 25 years experience as an independent piano teacher and a 20-year tenure at the college level, this textbook is an excellent introduction to the profession of teaching piano. Edited by E. L. Lancaster. Topics include: principles of learning; choosing beginning piano methods; teaching concepts to beginners and elementary students; teaching rhythm, reading, technique and musicality; choosing and presenting repertoire; group teaching; teaching preschoolers; the business aspects of teaching; and the evaluation of teaching. Special features include: discussions on how to teach-not just what to teach, analysis of common problems of beginners with suggested solutions, numerous musical examples, chapter summaries, suggested projects for new and experienced teachers, detailed lesson plans for private and group lessons, and sample business forms and policy statements for independent teachers. 396 pages.