Teaching piano always an intellectual adventure
Teaching piano, as teaching any other discipline, involves using all your creative resources. In some occasions, students truly push our limits and we end having to find extremely creative solutions to face rather simple challenges.
Not every student thinks in the same way. For that reason, we need to be open assess correctly our students’ cultural background and way of thinking before applying any sort of templated teaching approach.
You can check Juan Rezzuto’s, WKMT director, solution to a rather common problem when teaching notes to a beginner piano student.