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Why You Should Be Teaching Your Piano Students By Rote

Why You Should Be Teaching Your Piano Students By Rote

If you play the piano, or if you’re a teacher, you’ve likely been taught in the classical tradition. You predominantly learned to read music. By reading music, you translate the notes on the page into music on the piano. That’s the only way that I was taught to play the piano. I was never taught to improvise or play by ear. It’s a different skill set. Most often these skills are not found in classical pianists. Does that mean they can’t be applied in classical music?

Let’s look into a different way of learning, that can be extremely effective.