Teaching

Greetings, MTNA conference attendees! We so look forward to seeing you in Reno, March 25-29. As you plan your trip, be sure to mark your schedule for these special Piano Adventures events! If you’re not yet registered, visit the conference website to learn more. Piano Adventures Showcase On Sunday, March 26,…

The full recording of our January 26 webinar “Beyond the Printed Page: Opening Up Tunes” is now available! Join Randall Faber and Brian DiBlassio as they dive into creative improv with favorite tunes from the Piano Adventures method and repertoire books, including songs like In the Mood, Lunar Eclipse, High…

To Our Colleagues and Friends Around the World, We wish each of you the brightest of holidays and a wonderful new year filled with joy, hope, and peace. From Nancy and Randall Faber and the Piano Adventures Team P.S. Stay tuned for an exciting year of celebrations ahead as we…

Let’s get creative! Join your hosts Randall Faber and Brian DiBlassio to learn how bursts of creativity spinning from favorite Piano Adventures songs can make lessons exploratory and fun. Each live webinar provides focused, hands-on training to enhance your teaching toolkit.   Introduction to Creative Improv: You Already Have the…

Discover a new Creative Library of videos to power up your teacher toolkit! Your hosts Randall Faber and Brian DiBlassio show how bursts of creativity, spinning from favorite Piano Adventures songs and arrangements, make lessons exploratory and fun. Confidently go beyond the written page and guide your students to improvise,…

Does Creative Improv evoke the image of playful, creative engagement? Perhaps in spirited play with fellow musicians or as you privately explore and express your own “voice.” Or, does improvisation evoke mild panic—“not learned here, I don’t do that, not my thing,” and, “Where’s the score?” Let’s for a moment…

Happy New Year, Mr. Hanon! And to all teachers, students, adult learners, colleagues, and those who enjoy playful patterns, ceremonial chords, and an adventurous Auld Lang Syne—fueled by Mr. Hanon’s first pattern in “The Virtuoso Pianist.” Charles Louis Hanon (1819-1900) has helped develop the technique of thousands of pianists through his…

Many of us have encountered a year of “firsts” in our piano teaching — the sudden switch to online teaching, our first virtual recital, and perhaps a few online festivals and adjudications. One of the last frontiers of “firsts” for some teachers may be starting a young beginner online. In…

A warm, lighthearted attitude AND music that speaks to the student’s interest! These can dissolve even challenging concepts and passages. Watch student Serena’s eyes light up in this teaching demonstration by Theresa Cheng. She is using sharable slides from the Disney KIT, a simple but powerful digital bundle for the…

Are you looking for a fun summer activity for your students? Consider hosting a Disney Piano Camp for students in Primer and Level 1. The PreTime Disney KIT makes it easy to host a camp for two to six students, online or in-person. It contains sharable teaching slides, a teacher…