“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
― Benjamin Franklin
BETTY’S TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
How do I do this? By giving students choices of classical repertoire and by teaching popular, jazz, and Broadway music as supplementary material. We explore the depth of music at the piano, made richer by learning about the composers’ lives.
I teach through fun activities and
hands on games.
Students are motivated to develop musicianship skills using the iPad and Computer Lab. I assign specific games and drills to reinforce what they are learning during the lesson.
And it’s more engaging to learn about composers and musicians through the interactive Bulletin Board. Every month there are articles, essays, questions, puzzles and questions for students to answer and earn points. Those points are then cashed in for prizes, an incentive students always love.
Studying the piano is a solitary activity. But the piano is also a social instrument. Students bond as a group through class lessons and field trips.
They perform in chamber music, a unique opportunity, and piano ensembles, and as soloists in formal and informal venues.