Role of Teachers in Teaching Piano for Children


The research is a qualitative research. The objective of this research was to study piano teaching skill for children. The research tool was an in-depth interview. The samples used in this research was 17 piano teachers. The main issue in the interviews emphasizes about the skill and knowledge for piano teachers. The results of the study found that the skills which are necessary for piano teachers can be summarized in four skill areas 1) Piano skill: piano teachers must pass the piano examination from Trinity or ABRSM at least Grade 6. 2) Knowing about the music theory: such as Music Notation, Scale and interval etc. 3.) Understanding about teaching technique and pedagogy, for example: understanding how to use instructional media or understand how to explain the knowledge for piano student etc. 4.) Understanding about the psychology of learning in each age and music-learning behaviors in each age for the maximum benefit for the piano students.

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Sirima Panapinun, Suansuanadha Rajabhat University, Thailand

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Conference: ACEID2018
Stream: Professional Concerns, Training and Development

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