Rote Repertoire – teaching a healthy technique and reading at the same time

Establishing a healthy technique in our students is a vital part of our teaching right from the earliest lessons. We have all experienced how much easier it is to create good habits in the beginning than it is to break bad habits later. Teaching our students to read notation is another important facet of lessons. There is a huge amount of information for students to decode on the page: which hand plays what, the pitch, duration and register of the notes, articulation, dynamics, voicing and balance, interdependence of the hands and choreography! In a reading based approach to teaching, students tend to be so overwhelmed by the reading process that they can't take their eyes off the page - whi

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Piano Pedagogues is the premier place where pianists and their teachers come to find resources and solutions on all things to do with piano pedagogy. Both Brenda Hunting and Anthony van den Broek are certified teachers of the Taubman Approach.
On this site, you will find:
  • resources to help create a healthy, fluent technique
  • solutions to difficult passages in the repertoire
  • articles and commentary on performance practice of previous musical eras
  • solutions to pain, injury, technical or musical limitations
  • resources to help you run a successful piano teaching business
  • a place where you can ask piano-related questions
  • and much more...
Together, Brenda Hunting and Anthony van den Broek share their decades of experience training pianists and piano teachers in pursuit of ease, virtuosity, outstanding musicianship and a life-long love of playing the piano.
We look forward to you exploring the blog, reading articles, asking questions, utilising our teaching resources and benefiting from our years of teaching and performing experience. Enjoy!
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