Alter your teaching style to suit your student’s need.
Music has no boundaries. It can cross physical barriers and reach out to people from different cultures and social settings. Because of its universal nature, music is an ideal tool to connect with students with special needs such as autism. The therapeutic effect of music has known to be used to help such students with positive results.
Teaching piano to students with autism requires certain skills which may not be required while working with other students. The first and foremost requirement for this is patience. Autistic students can feel intimidated by other people. As an instructor, you will have to earn their trust before you can start teaching them. Find out if your student has any special or favorite song and use it is a starting point to connect with him. Once your student is comfortable with you, you can proceed to the lessons. Use a mix of visual and tactile cues along with the music to make your student concentrate. Several autistic children have the knack of playing by ear. If your student has this ability, try to use it to his advantage.
Through constant practice and support from teachers, autistic students can progress to advanced levels. At this stage, you might consider showcasing your ward’s talent formally or make him play as part of an ensemble. This requires additional effort and practice as autistic students may have trouble following verbal instructions. This includes not only the music but also all other minor events such as coming to the stage, taking position, reading the correct note in sync with the other players and leaving the stage. Though this might sound difficult, it is possible if you believe in you and your student.
Good resources are that you wanted! And when you get it, you will shine!
When you step into the NYC, you have a variety of options to choose to learn anything! Right from curricular studies to the extra curricular ones, New York teems with abundant resources and centers from which, you would get confused in choosing the best! In that aspect, looking for some resourceful area for the piano students to hone their talents, here are some valuable suggestions for you! The Anahid Syourapian Piano Studio has experience in this field for more than 15 years. Founded by Anahid Syourapian an eminent personality at NYC, this center proves to be an ingenious place for the piano students. They also get a wider publicity and recognition for the talents of the pianists here. With this able piano teacher, who could teach in English, Armenian and Bulgarian, would it not be easy to tap out the potential talent within the budding pianists?
The Peterson Studio at New York is yet another place with abundant resources to piano. It has the ‘Piano education page’ that is a one-stop resourceful place for both the students and teachers and even the fans! This page is creative with so many new coming aspects and is being updated regularly. So, if you wish to know something new about piano and other friendly info, this site could be your best pal! The Jonathan Baker’s site http://www.bakerpianolessons.com/ is yet another piano page that is full of resources that is needed to bring out the best pianist in you! Here, you get to know how to teach kids, adults and so, you could directly learn many things from this site. Their tuition classes too are very nominal and suits everyone’s budget.
So, pick one among these best and turn out to be the best pianist at NYC! If you’d like to get more into piano, we can help!
You may have seen so many pianists playing the wonderful instrument known as piano in the most authentic manner. But have you ever seen a chicken playing piano and that too in perfect rhythm. Yes, it has happened in reality.
Although chickens are mostly known for some awkward things done by such as running here and there just for nothing however a zoo-keeper named Miki Nagatoshi in a Honolulu zoo has been successful in making a chicken named Hawk to learn some good things such as ringing a bell, jumping through a hoop, identify colors and most astonishingly play a piano.
All this has been made possible by using some really positive fortifying techniques by the zoo-keeper. It has proved that chickens also possess some good deal of intelligence and may learn anything if it is taught in an apt manner.
This chicken at Honolulu zoo has now become so perfect in piano that it plays ‘Happy Birthday’ tune for children who wish to celebrate their birthdays in this zoo. Isn’t it wonderful to know that a bird like chicken has the capability to play one of the most complicated musical instruments perfectly? It proves that even birds are also gifted by the Almighty to learn anything worthwhile.
Andrew Horowitz who used to report about the performance of John Legend at the Michigan League Ballroom of University of Michigan, in The Michigan Daily, will now be seen playing piano for the new album titled ‘Love in the Future’ by the Legend. This album has been nominated for the Grammy Awards due to its outstanding performance and quality of music. Andrew has helped Legend to write and produce for the songs in the album. He has even performed in this album.
According to Andrew, he worked for more than two years in the production side as well as gained some experience in the instrumental adjustments so as to get involved with this album. Out of sixteen songs of the album, Andrew is credited for 12 songs. He says that the entire production team of the album must be credited for success of the album as there is no single hand but contribution of all in writing as well as performance of the songs. Some other renowned people associated with this album include Sara Bareilles, Joe Jonas, Kanye West, Ingrid Michaelson and others.
In the album, ‘Love in the Future’; Andrew has played some other instruments as well apart from piano. He added that the main aim of producing this album was to make available best in terms of music. And that is what has been accomplished in the end. This album has also established Andrew in the world of music as an excellent pianist.
All Alaskans get ready to fall in love with piano music!
For the first time in the state of Alaska, an International Piano-e-competition will be organized by the University Of Alaska Fairbanks College Of Liberal Arts. It will be hosted in the month of June and July. It will commence on 28th June 2014 to 12th July 2014. The competition will start with an award ceremony and a grand concert in which the performance of the winning pianist with the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra will be presented. There will be 24 leading competitors and 7 judges from various countries across the globe including Hong Kong, Canada, Germany, Finland, Vietnam and Russia, in this competition. The performances of this piano competition will be showcased live in the Davis Concert Hall of UAF campus.
In this piano competition, the Yamaha Disklavier Mark IV grand piano will be especially featured so as to put on air its performances. A special technology named Disklavier has been used in this piano which records the performances of the pianist and shares it through the mode of internet with other users of Disklavier so that they may also enjoy live piano performances in any part of the world. This technology is being used in International Piano Competition in Alaska so as to showcase performances of various pianists to admirers all across the globe.
It is to be noted that Piano-e-competition was first of all organized in Minnesota in 2002. It is a renowned arts event which is organized at international level.