Ways to Motivate Bored Students in Lessons

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This topic is not only important in the interest of the student but also for the teacher. If progress isn’t being made quickly, weekly lessons can become boring and dry. Students lose interest for a variety of reasons such as; the piece is too difficult to overcome, they don’t like the style or genre or they don’t have the discipline to practice. Teachers get frustrated that their students have lost interest in a piece they enjoyed playing ...

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The Young Performer’s Awards: An Affirmation of Progress

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The Young Performers Awards: An Affirmation of Progress

Each year, Piano Lessons in Your Home schools host special events to expand a student’s opportunity to grow musically and intellectually. Generally speaking there seem to be two fractions of beliefs about the value of programs like these which can be simply be labeled as 1) it’s either important that the student has this experience, or 2) it isn’t important that a student has this experience.

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Student of the Month For Little Rock

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Kaneeka Little Rock MarchThis month, Little Rock awards student of the month to Kaneeka Chakraborty!   Kaneeka participated in our Young Performers Awards in February and of 13 participants, was the only one to receive a perfect 10 on her performance of “Who Has Seen the Wind?”.  She enjoys piano lessons because she gets to play songs that she likes that have good melody lines.  One of her favorite hobbies ...

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May 2014 – Chicago Students of the Month – Taylor and Chandler Patterson

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Patterson Girls - Students May 2014Our Students of the Month for May are Taylor and Chandler Patterson!
Taylor and Chani were nominated by their piano teacher, Shaun Flynn. The girls attend the Lab School and have been playing piano for about two years. In addition to playing piano they take ballet. Taylor and Chani participated in their first YPA last fall. Both girls earned Blue Ribbons for their performances ...

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March 2014 – Chicago Teacher of the Month – Bryan McGookey

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Bryan McGookey Teacher March 2014The Chicago School is proud to announce Bryan McGookey as our March 2014, Teacher of the Month!
Bryan has a Bachelor of Music in Keyboard Pedagogy from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. He started teaching for Piano Lessons In Your Home in August of 2011 and has been a tremendous asset to our school.

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