When I arrived in the UK I had to change completely my way of teaching piano.
My students basically don’t practice piano between the classes, especially teenagers. I don’t assign them “homework” because they barely have the time to relax after school, clubs and tests. English school system keeps them really, really busy.
But they love music, they love to express themselves through it and eventually they learn how to play by composing their own pieces or improvising, even when they are really young – not repeating the same pieces for months.
In this way I enjoy teaching piano a loat more. I help them to discover their creativity and I also rediscover mine
Here, me and my 14 years old student are improvising on a Christopher Norton piece.
Thank you, music.