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by littlemisscrotchet
10 Jan 2005, 22:03
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Finger Exercises
Replies: 6
Views: 10094

What about trying to get them to get the weight of the hand 'behind' the finger they are playing.So that when you go up and down say c,d,e,f,g,f,e,d,c it produces a rocking motion of the wrist. You could ask them to practise watching their fingers to not collapse. Show them what the right way of the...
by littlemisscrotchet
10 Jan 2005, 21:50
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Piano lesson fees?
Replies: 51
Views: 38084

It can go as high as &16 for 1/2 an hour up here! I'm paying (well my parents) a little over &13 for 1/2 an hour and it's going up!
Well known professionals can charge what they like since they are so good and teaching you!
Sheena
by littlemisscrotchet
10 Jan 2005, 21:46
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Which Exam borad should I choose?
Replies: 7
Views: 12346

I personally have been on ABRSM for all my piano life and once a trial teacher showed me a grade 8 trinity piano piece and now that I compare it with the ABRSM grade 8 piano pieces-it looks so much easier. The grade 8 trinity piano piece looked like a grade 6 ABRSM! Though I'm not sure about the oth...
by littlemisscrotchet
10 Jan 2005, 21:40
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: help needed with fingering
Replies: 5
Views: 5368

If Emily is not yet 5 her handspan must be tiny! I still remember being an 8 year old and I couldn't play an octave ( 8 notes) with my thumb and little finger! My teacher used to get me just to play the upper note. Don't worry about Emily's handspan-it's still going to grow and later she will be abl...
by littlemisscrotchet
10 Jan 2005, 21:30
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: How to choose a Piano teacher?
Replies: 5
Views: 5248

for a teacher to be a good teacher above grade 5 he or she needs to have a good awareness and interpretation of the music because above grade 5 the examiners mark your performance differently. They mark your performance on interpretation mainly. What I advise you to do is to find some new teachers t...