Category: Video of the Week

Find Your “Improv-ability”

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, compose, and create at the […]

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Happy New Year, Mr. Hanon

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 patterned exercises in “The Virtuoso […]

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Watch the walk-through video and get more from the Teacher Atlas

Curious about how the Atlas can help your online teaching even if you already have a library of books in print? Want to get more from your current subscription, including faster navigation and coordinating screen share while video conferencing? Join Landon Baumgard on an informal walk-through full of convenient tips and tricks. Learn how to […]

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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 […]

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Be Brave

“I wanna see you be brave!” This chorus from Sara Bareilles’ “Brave” offers words of encouragement for each of us—as piano teachers, students, and performers. How many of us grew up playing only classical piano, while listening to the Beatles, Billy Joel, and Coldplay? Perhaps being brave as a teacher means exploring music with our students, […]