Hello, I’m Anita Elise Kohli and and piano teaching is my career, my hobby and my vocation.
Piano teaching is my second career, a choice to work from home so I have time for family, as well as time for the things that bring me happiness. I started teaching piano lessons in Mumbai in 2001 and loved it from the start.
Realizing very soon that one size doesn’t fit all, and that each piano student learns and thinks differently set me studying piano teaching techniques and I began to change my teaching to meet different learning needs.
I have some experience teaching students with learning difficulties, as well as working with parents when young children need discipline, or need a more flexible approach to discipline. Adults find my lessons help them relax and restructure their routines for ease with daily practise.
The most important aspect of piano teaching for me is the joy that I get from seeing my piano students learn how to learn independently, and seeing their love of learning and knowledge grow along with their love for piano playing.
I play the piano to relax, and practise regularly and continue to study the piano for two reasons. One – to be a better teacher tomorrow than I am today. And two – because playing the piano, like teaching, brings me joy.
An import aspect of piano teaching is that the ideas that promote effective piano practise and learning, also teach resilience and skills that are needed to journey through life. These are lessons for both student and teacher, as they work together towards musical comprehension and growth.
A journey that involves trying and sometimes making mistakes. The joy of success and an even deeper joy that comes when students learn they can move on from struggles and failure. An ongoing lesson that one can never know everything and there’s always space for growth.
Because real music education is very much like life. A journey fraught with challenges, human failings, and the hope that comes from a decision to always endeavor to live with joy.
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