Monthly Archives: September 2017

21/60 The invisible pencil

It’s not the pencil that is invisible, come to think of it – the title is a bit misleading. I’ve inherited a number of young piano pupils who are very weak at note-reading, so the challenge is to encourage them … Continue reading

Posted in Lessons that have happened, Piano | Tagged | Leave a comment

20/60 Tears in my eyes

Last week I started about six brand new beginners, all aged between 7 and 9, who had never had a piano lesson in their life before. And in each of these lessons I had to brush away a little tear. … Continue reading

Posted in Piano | Tagged | Leave a comment

19/60 Wobbly Chicken warm up

Click on the chicken to make it wobble….. I have led two singing assemblies now. The first one got off to a great start using the 5 second shower¬†. The second was started by another teacher, who was going to … Continue reading

Posted in Class Teaching | Tagged | Leave a comment

18/60 The five second shower

  Here’s a physical warm-up we learned on our training day last week;   The Five Second Shower hold a pretend bar of soap in on hand, and rub your hands together as though you are making a¬†lather while you … Continue reading

Posted in Class Teaching | Tagged | Leave a comment

17/60 March to the Beat

I learned this activity at a training day earlier this week, and have been trying it out yesterday – three times! With year 1 (just 5 of them, as reception had already gone home), a year 3 and 4 class, … Continue reading

Posted in Class Teaching | Tagged , | Leave a comment