Teaching Notes 教學心得

Wednesday April 4th, 2018

Piano Teacher Training Course (Level I) : Online Real time course (via Skype)

(中文) Piano Teacher Training Course (Level I) : Online Real time course (via Skype) 鋼琴教師培訓班(第一級): 在線實時課程(通過Skype) Course Information: Whole course: 10 sessions 全個課程:10堂 Projects : 2 small, 1 final 功課:2個 assignments,1個final project Sign up in April and Start in May! 四月註冊,五月開始! General course content: this is a course specifically designed for piano teachers, therefore besides learning how to run your own studio, you would also learn about the basics of piano teaching, from choosing piano beginner books to writing lesson plans, from understanding basic piano technique to doing music analysis etc. 一般課程內容:這是專門為鋼琴教師設計的課程,因此除了學習如何經營自己的工作室之外,您還將了解鋼琴教學的基本知識,從選擇鋼琴初學者書籍到寫作課程計劃,從了解基本鋼琴技術做音樂分析等。
Monday July 17th, 2017

How to build a successful music/piano studio?

A lot of readers asked me this question. I get it, it’s hard to promote yourself. It’s even embarrassing, because we are musicians/pianists, we are […]
Saturday June 3rd, 2017

Enjoy your piano playing

You know, sometimes when I write, I get really worked up. You know why? Because I care. I care about how people teach, and how […]
Saturday May 20th, 2017

Some words of encouragement

I know I have written something rather harsh recently, and some readers might feel offended (“look at what she wrote! So negative and mean!”). To […]
Tuesday May 9th, 2017

Please don’t “play” the piano

I am going to be as candid as I can ever be in this post, and from now onwards. It’s not that I wasn’t being […]
Thursday January 5th, 2017

The Desire to Succeed 

I hope you all had a good holiday.  During my holiday, I did a lot of reading and thinking (besides resting and exercising!). I found […]
Tuesday November 29th, 2016

The First Time, The Last Time And The Precious Moment.

The First Time, The Last Time And The Precious Moment.   Tonight I had this wonderful chance to share music with my wonderful student in […]
Thursday November 24th, 2016

Piano Connecting Lives

Life is about connecting with others, through something deeper and more meaningful, to touch others’ lives. Music can do just that, and more. Through teaching, […]
Sunday October 23rd, 2016

Adult Piano Beginner Learners

Adult Piano Beginner Learners This year we have quite a number of adult students who have come in to learn to play the piano for […]
Saturday October 15th, 2016

We deserve respect. We deserve recognition.

To fellow piano teachers, who truly care about their students, their growth musically and personally, who put their absolute hearts and souls into their teaching […]
Monday August 29th, 2016

The Importance of being Authentic

I hope I have always been true to my students and my readers here. Frankly I think I have. But there were certainly times i […]
Tuesday August 23rd, 2016

“I Wish I Could Play Better Piano!”

I am going to be quite blunt from now on, and also slightly more philosophical and spiritual with my writing than before.  I feel I am running […]
Monday August 22nd, 2016

(中文) 發揮小朋友的音樂潛能

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Thursday August 18th, 2016

Why do pianists play and why do teachers teach

Why do pianists focus on performing? Or why do teachers focus on teaching? Many people think that those who can’t play, teach. And if a […]
Tuesday August 16th, 2016

Balance is the Key

“Do we have to take exams for our piano lessons?” My student of 9 years’ old asked me today after finishing his lesson. “No, of […]