Teaching

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…

Whether you’re teaching in-person, remotely, or a bit of both, we are committed to making the Teacher Atlas an optimal tool for Piano Adventures users. Today we are pleased to share these important updates for teachers and students, including the new Disney KIT, annotation tools, and Teacher Groups. Disney KIT…

On March 26, 194 years ago, Beethoven raised a clenched fist in a final challenge to the stormy elements. We recently celebrated the 250th anniversary of his birth by sharing our new interactive website Beethoven, Independent Man. Today, we invite you to join us in remembering that he left us…

We’ve been busy adding books and resources to the Teacher Atlas. It’s time for an update, so get comfortable. And as always, we invite you to submit questions, comments, and suggestions below. Interactive Elementary Flashcards The Piano Adventures Flashcards present a single note followed by two short sightreading exercises—all on…