Most of the private lessons I teach are 30 minutes each. I like to structure lessons into three parts: teaching something new, hearing the things which were assigned, and practicing with students. I have a few short video clips demonstrating these ideas here.
2. Hearing assigned material: I hear pieces which were assigned from the previous lesson and help to improve those. Download Next item
3. I like to practice with students: some technical item, which could be scales, chords, etc., or could be passages from pieces. Download 5finger patterns
Doing these things helps me to stay organized and make the best use of time during a private lesson.