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Teaching Piano in Groups.

Author/Creator:
Fisher, Christopher.
Publication:
Cary : Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2010.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (265 pages)
Subjects:
Piano -- Instruction and study.
Piano -- Methods -- Group instruction.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
Teaching Piano in Groups provides a one-stop compendium of information related to all aspects of group piano teaching. Motivated by an ever-growing interest in this instructional method and its widespread mandatory inclusion in piano pedagogy curricula, Christopher Fisher highlights the proven viability and success of group piano teaching, and arms front-line group piano instructors with the necessary tools for practical implementation of a system of instruction in their own teaching.
Contents:
Intro
Contents
1. Group Piano Teaching: An Introduction
The History of Group Piano Teaching
The Efficacy of Group Piano Teaching
The Primary Goals of Group Piano Study
Qualifications of the Group Piano Teacher
2. Practical and Logistical Issues
Making the Transition to Group Piano Teaching
Creating a Teaching Philosophy
Types of Group Piano Lessons
Group-Only Instruction
Dyad or Partner Lessons
Overlapping Partner/Group Lessons
Weekly Group Lessons
Group and Private Instruction Combinations
Three Weeks Private/Fourth Week Group Only
Alternating Private and Group Lessons
Both Private and Group Lessons Weekly
Performance Groups
Grouping Considerations
Interview and Placement Examinations
Business and Financial Planning
Tuition and Fees
Billing and Payment
Marketing
The Learning Environment
Selecting Group Piano Materials
Equipment and Technology
3. Learning Theory: An Introduction
Learning Styles
Conceptual Learning
Discovery Learning
Problem Solving
Identification
Definition
Experimentation
Verification
4. Cooperative Learning Theory and Group Piano Teaching
Group Learning Theory: An Introduction
Overview of Cooperative Learning Theory
Five Essential Elements for Cooperative Learning
Preinstructional Planning for Cooperative Learning
Group Size and Composition
Duration of Groups
Explanation of the Learning Task
Cooperative Learning Structures
Groups of Two (Dyads)
Groups of Four
Groups of Four or More
Cooperative Learning and Group Piano Teaching
Selected Applications of Cooperative Learning Theory to Group Piano Instruction
Technique
Title: Technique Tournament Piano Competency: Technique (e.g., scales, arpeggios, études)
Rationale and Benefits
Other Applications
Sight-Reading.
Title: Sight-Reading Drill Pairs with Eye Check Piano Competency: Sight-Reading
Harmonization
Title: Harmonization Think-Pair-Share Piano Competency: Harmonization
Improvisation/Creative Activities
Title: Styles Improvisation Investigation Piano Competency: Improvisation
Solo and Ensemble Retertoire
Title: Practice Partnerships Piano Competency: Solo and ensemble repertoire, among other competencies
5. Instructional Considerations
Curriculum Development, Implementation, and Evaluation
Lesson Planning
Group Size and Composition
Lesson Length
Curricular and Lesson Objectives
Preinstructional Considerations and Procedures
Teaching and Facilitating the Lesson
Logistics
Communication
Pacing
Group Management
Concept and Skill Reinforcement
Teaching Students How to Practice
Assessment and Evaluation
Evaluation of Teaching Effectiveness
6. Instructional Strategies
Rhythm
Rhythm Activities
Ear Training
Ear Training Activities
Critical Listening Skills
Critical Listening Activities
Reading
Keyboard Geography and Topography
Grand Staff Pitch and Interval Identification
Intervallic Reading Exercises
Melody Identification Exercises
Sight-Reading Exercises
Chorale or Hymn Textures
Open Score Reading
Technique
Posture, Sitting, and Hand Position
Technical Exercises and Activities
Repertoire
Phrasing
Improvisation
Improvisation Activities
Composition
Harmonization
Harmonization Activities
Transposition
Transposition Activities
Transcription Activities
Ensemble and Collaborative Piano Playing
Ensemble Activities
Music Theory Activities
Music History Activities
Technology
Integrating Technology in the Group Piano Classroom
Digital Pianos
MIDI
Standard MIDI Files/MIDI Discs
Sequencing Devices.
Computer-Assisted Instruction
Notation Software
Intelligent Software
Audio
Video
Keyboard/Staff Displays
Projection Equipment and SMARTBoard Technology
Other Instructional Multimedia Tools
Web-Based Support
Course Management Software
Videoconferencing Technology
7. Group Piano and the Precollege Student
Group Piano Lessons for Children
General Considerations
Readiness
Other Characteristics of the Young Learner
Class Size and Length
Learning Environment
Placement Examination and Interview for Children
The Parent Interview
The Role of Parents
Communication with Parents
Scheduling
Methods, Materials, and Equipment
Group Piano and the Adolescent Student
8. Group Piano and the Adult Hobby Student
Motivating Factors and Goals of Adult Piano Study
The Adult Learner
Characteristics of the Adult Learner
Potential Problems and Other Considerations
Psychological Considerations
Physiological Considerations
Recreational Music Making
Health Benefits
Business Aspects
Marketing
Methods and Materials
Equipment and Technology
Performance Opportunities
Planning for and Teaching the Lesson
Repertoire
Technique
9. Group Piano and the University Music Major
The University Group Piano Teacher
Diagnostic Examinations for the University Music Majors
No Previous Study
One to Three Years of Study
Four or More Years of Study
The Student Population
Curriculum
Methods
The Syllabus
Graduate Teaching Assistants
Technology
Assessment and Evaluation
Preparing Students for Examinations
Promoting Assessment Consistency
Grade Documentation, Storage, and Dissemination
Strategies for Assessment and Evaluation
The Checklist Approach
Videotaped Exams
ePortfolio
Daily Preparation Assessments or Quizzes.
Pretest or Mock Quizzes
Written Quizzes
Scheduled or Random Student Self-Evaluation
Group-or Team-Based Practice Exams
Mock Interview
Proficiency Examinations
Practice
Group Piano Tutoring Programs
Courses for Non-Music Majors
Notes
Index
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C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
Y
Z.
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Fisher, Christopher Teaching Piano in Groups
ISBN:
9780199714186
9780195337037
OCLC:
593240221
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