Master’s Degree St.Petersburg Conservatory Russia St.Petersburg
What do students need to bring to their first lesson?
Just an assignment notebook ,
It depends on students but usually in 4 lessons my begginers are able to recognize all notes on the piano ,we are doing lots of fun exercises for hand position ,fingers etc
I am starting with methods books,such as Denes Agay,Bastien,but once students can read simple pieces,I would switch them to classical piano repertoire
It’s very individual; I teach my students to understand why are we practicing; make a goal and whatever it takes to achieve that goal; if it’s too easy, I’ll make it more challenging!
At least a year but I always explain to the students and parents it’s a long time process