3 Steps To Preventing A Goal Mismatch In Piano Class

Piano teachers teaching in localities where interest in piano lessons is just developing often encounter a lot of students who have an examination mindset. With many, this mindset can be so fixed, that these students will not practise anything unless it is clearly evident that it is part of an examination syllabus.

Many piano teachers here in Navi Mumbai work with students where examination goals are the only motivating factor for learning. Until achievement changes things and makes the student start to love practising. Students here in India LOVE examinations, so it works really well with most. Unless there’s a goal mismatch.

A goal mismatch is when the examination oriented student wants to achieve high goals, but doesn’t enjoy the learning process that is needed for this to happen.  

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A goal mismatch can lead to a lot of student-teacher discord, because the students feelings are in conflict with his/her goals. Continue reading 3 Steps To Preventing A Goal Mismatch In Piano Class

The musings of a Roaming Catholic

Do you believe in God but shun religion?

Feel that faith strong and quiet will shine out from within?

Jai Shree Ram or Praise The Lord,

Or Allah Hu Akbar, to me there’s just one God.

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A Learn-Something-New Challenge

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Can you learn something new every day?

Or open your mind to a different way.

Or spend just 5 minutes during each week,

Trying something different from hobbies you usually seek? Continue reading A Learn-Something-New Challenge

Review : Learning patience with Godrej Interio

An overhead unit that wouldn’t close,

Good customer service, but really slow.

Six months to deliver and install a new door,

When will they take the old one back?

Two weeks right now, and I still don’t know.

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The review below is based on our experience with our Godrej Interio cupboards, and purchasing an overhead unit from them, and may not represent the experience of other customers.

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How to learn a new piano piece

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PS : TOG & SEP are my short-forms for playing hands together and hands separately.

Sight reading a new piece it’s always TOG,

Bit by bit else you’ll have to slog.

Go through the motions on days that it’s tough,

Because small bits of practise will make smooth out of rough.

Continue reading How to learn a new piano piece