The first month of the new school year has passed and students are making great progress! We have a new Bastien piano course which just came out in August and I am really enjoying using it with my students! I have started an Instagram page for my studio and you can follow me @loribastien! I will be highlighting interesting moments from my day to day teaching there.
I took most of the summer off from private teaching. I only taught my piano camp and a handful of private lessons. It was very exciting to me that two of my high school students were able to teach my younger students over the summer! They did a great job! I focused on piano pedagogy last spring for their group lesson time, going through the rough drafts of Bastien New Traditions All in One Piano Course. They became the first two teachers other than my sister and my mom to use this new course!The experience of introducing piano teaching to these girls has been so rewarding to me. I realize it has given them a more well-rounded, practical experience to go along with their years of practicing, performing and study of music theory.
So...Happy Fall! Off to the start of another great year! Still so grateful to have the job of a piano teacher with my daily goal of sharing the joys that music can bring!