Teaching piano technique


Piano lessons are taught by a variety of different "methods"; individual teachers will have their preferences among the different methods. Each method has its own set of strengths and weaknesses.  My goal in pointing out both strong points and criticisms of teaching methods is to provide teachers and parents with an overview of a given method's strengths and weaknesses, so that the buyer knows what he's getting and how he might supplement or improve it by good teaching.

All teaching methods involve compromises and not every method works well for every student. You should evaluate these methods in light of your own needs and choose a teacher whose personal choice of a method or methods is consistent with your needs, wishes, and the way in which you learn most efficiently. Keep in mind that the best teachers will tailor their teaching to you or your child's individual needs, rather than being wedded in all respects to a single approach. 

Henry Vinson has 50 years of experience in playing and 40 years in teaching.