SOLUTIONS for COMMONG TEACHING PROBLEMS: Building or Reinforcing the Concept of a Rounded Hand at the Piano


In this series Elizabeth highlights the common student issues encountered by teachers quite often and offers teaching solutions you can take right to the studio!

  • In this video we discussed how to secure a rounded hand position with a beginner and how to re-build a faulty hand position with a transfer student.

Below are TIMESTAMPS where I mentioned certain resources in this video. Links to those resources are included here for you.

18:50 - The "Stone on the Mountain" activity can be found in My First Piano Adventure Lesson Book A.

20:48 - The "Blooming Flowers" technique secret is from the Primer Level of the Piano Adventures method. Randall Faber's video demo is HERE.

21:05 - Ladybug prop

23:22 - Memory foam for making sponges for "sponge bounces." You could probably find this by-the-yard at your local craft store.

32:32 - Palomino Blackwing pencils (these are grey-colored rather than black, like the one shown in the video, but both have regular lead.)

42:10 - The piece performed is "Prelude (The Sea)" by William Gillock and is from Accent on Rhythm and Style.