Friday, May 20, 2022 by Elena Papavero | Lessons
Welcome to Pianorama!
I offer lessons at a minimum of 45 minutes for most ages, although I do make an exception for very young children.
This allows for a well-rounded music education.
Much can be accomplished during a typical 45-minute lesson plan.
5 minutes: Warm-Up
15 minutes: Review
20 minutes: New Material or Theory
5 minutes: Wrap Up
For young students, 45 minutes allows time for off-the-bench activities. The lesson plan would look different, but would be very full. Repetitive games and physical activities are vital for keeping the lesson pace moving and giving the diverse experiences that match the sense of play and shorter attention spans of young learners.
Note that a 45-minute lesson can go quickly and may not be sufficient for repertoire beyond the second year and recital program preparation.
60-minute lessons bring a huge improvement. I strongly encourage longer lesson times, especially for fourth-level students or students who lack the time to practice and integrate the lesson material.
My teaching philosophy gives more lesson details.
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