Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Wonderful moments in teaching!

It is the end of the semester and my students and I are working diligently on their recital performances as well as the curriculum exams. During the preparation, I realize that there are many wonderful moments in teaching that is so rewarding and worthing sharing!!

  • Engage: This is probably the best moment when I see the sparks in my student's eyes with such understanding and enthusiasm in learning. We connect!!
  • Mature: When my students showed me the pieces that were thaught previously with such fine execution and precision, I enjoyed this moment so much and pray that they will remember this matured playing throughout their musical journey.
  • Littel musicians: Just when my students master the techniques and musicality of a piece, they infuse it with their personality and expression. What a glorious moment for a teacher to savor! A fine little musician is born, and I am so proud of them.

Of course, all these wonderful moments won't exist without learning from mistakes, hard-working, and patience. We won't get here without these complete learning cycle.

Most of all, thanks to all the parents' unfailing support. You are the reason for your child's success!! And I am grateful to have you embarking this journey with me. (A lovely bouquet from a parent 😊)

Friday, May 11, 2018

Pedagogy Workshop for MTAC Los Altos Branch 5/24!

It was delightful to receive the invitation from the MTAC Los Altos Branch to present one of my most popular workshops "Essential Teaching Tips for Beginner-Elementary Students, and Beyond"!

If you missed it in January, please join me for this workshop which shares information not only for piano teachers but also teachers with other instruments!

Experienced awkward hand position, bent joint, very little practice or counting problems? This workshop provides solutions to these common issues by focusing on three aspects of teaching: (1) the fundamental techniques that shape the future advanced playing, (2) the efficient practice strategies that ensure successful at-home practice, and (3) the hall-of-fame music apps that make reading/counting drills and ear training so much more fun!!!

Date: Thursday, 10:15 am, 5/24/2018
Location: Private teacher's home, please contact me