Welcome to the Read-Along of Josef Lhevinne's invaluable manual for piano teaching!
This is a must-have for your teaching library! It's a 48-page paperback treasure filled with guidelines for teachers on the teaching of technique, musicianship, and truly expressive playing.
Mr. Lhevinne addresses such questions as:
Which came first? The pianoforte or the fortepiano?
What is "touch," really?
How do you get students to connect emotionally to music?
What's the secret to a beautiful tone?
And much more!
PROCEDURE for READING-ALONG:
I hope you enjoy "reading along" as much as those of us who read it earlier. As you proceed, please do feel free to leave a comment in the Comments section below each video. Share your thoughts and perceptions of the book with others who are also "reading along" in this forum. Have fun!
HERE's WHAT TEACHERS SAID after they participated in the read-along of this book:
“ The most useful thing for me was learning different ways to say things when I communicate to my students.”
“ This has been an excellent study as well as a refresher on things like technique and pedaling.”
“ This was a great shot-in-the-arm for my teaching!”
Resources mentioned in the video:
10:35 - At this point in the video, I mentioned this blog post (link coming soon) where you can read about a musical terms book I keep at my piano and have all my older students purchase. Here is the book: The A to Z of Foreign Musical Terms: From Adagio to Zierlich: a Dictionary for Performers and Students.
14:50 - The student monthly magazine I highly recommended is this one - Piano Explorer. I mistakenly stated that it was affiliated with the Clavier Companion magazine. It is actually part of the The Instrumentalist group of music magazines.