Category: Online Teaching
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New in the Teacher Atlas: Disney and Hits!

Just in time for your summer lessons, the Teacher Atlas now has 10 exciting new books from the PreTime® to BigTime® Piano Library. Enjoy Disney favorites at your fingertips for 6 levels:  PreTime (Primer), PlayTime® (Level 1), ShowTime® (Level 2A), ChordTime® (Level 2B), FunTime® (Level 3A-3B) and BigTime (Level 4 and above). Have a musical […]

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Classics, Favorites, and Hymns — Oh My!

In our quest to make the Piano Adventures Teacher Atlas a “repository of learning materials,” we are pleased to announce an additional 18 books from the PreTime® to BigTime® Piano Library — Classics, Favorites, and Hymns. These books offer a wide variety of repertoire at 6 levels of difficulty: PreTime Piano (Primer), PlayTime® Piano (Level […]

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What’s New in the Teacher Atlas?

The Piano Adventures Teacher Atlas is your “travel map” for easy navigation through the method books and supplements of Nancy and Randall Faber. Use it for online teaching everyday, and as a convenient reference library for lesson planning, exploration, and reinforcement. Today we are pleased to announce these new additions: Sightreading Series (9 Books) – […]

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New Content in the Piano Adventures Teacher Atlas

The Piano Adventures Teacher Atlas is growing! For those interested, this new “digital assistant” provides easy online access to the core method books for online teaching, lesson planning, and as a handy reference library. Now there’s more to explore. In this time of critical need, we rushed to bring you the core method books for […]

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NEW! Piano Adventures Teacher Atlas

Teachers, we heard you. We happily announce the Piano Adventures Teacher Atlas: the digital sheet music solution you’ve been asking for.  Online teaching has presented numerous challenges. One of the most common has been viewing a student’s music during lessons. Consider the Piano Adventures Teacher Atlas, an easy-to-browse, digital desk copy of all 47 core […]

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Inside Glimpse of “Beethoven in Isolation” Webinar

If you’re already a member of Faber Technique & Artistry Online, you are well aware of the webinars we’ve been offering since last week. Here’s some feedback we received from members who were able to participate: “Thank You Randall, really enjoying this! Feel like I’m back in college.” “Thank you for opening our minds to […]

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Beethoven in Isolation

Loss of hearing. Loss of a known world. Frustration. Isolation. Searching. Creativity. Dear musical friends, the words above describe something of the isolation that Beethoven endured. At least we haven’t lost our hearing! Our isolation is richly adorned with technology and media—nothing compared to the trials of Beethoven. With this in mind, let’s come together […]

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Best Practice for Challenging Passages

Our current “sheltering at home” evokes the image of Odysseus at sea, battening down the hatches and waiting out the storm.  Homer’s Odysseus faced his fear. As an adventurer, he chose to confront the unknown. He was prepared to face novel challenge, take the scars, and gain strength from learnings. This is the arc of […]

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10 Simple Tips for Your Online Teaching

Many teachers are relying on remote teaching during this time of social distancing. If you explore this, keep communication and relationship on the “front burner.” All else is secondary. This helps make light of potential frustrations, both yours and your student’s. Experiment with alternate formats.  Perhaps 3 mini lessons per week? For example: Monday:  Discuss objectives […]

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New Tools and Timeless Traditions: Piano Adventures Showcase with Randall Faber

To bring our MTNA Showcase right to you, we captured a live stream video on March 25th at the home of Nancy and Randall Faber. Here, Dr. Faber discusses the unique challenges facing piano teachers today, and puts these challenges into a framework of compassion and understanding. Within the context and juxtaposition of “new tools […]