bella replied to the topic 'advice for a newbie teacher .' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

so we had our first lesson last week . the 2 brothers came together .i started with the older brother while the younger one watching for a bit then playing around . my 2 kids who are softmozart expert by now wanted to teach their friend , showing him all the cool stuff the software can teach :) we did guess key game and he loved it didnt want to stop , then he practiced 2 songs from the library , he did well left , right , then both . we did 5 finger exercises singing the notes . the little one kept asking when he gets to do it , he was so motivated he wanted to take over . sadly when i called him to come his brother went to play with my kids so i can focus on him but his enthusiasm faded a bit , he also wanted to finish quickly so he can go join the others playing . i think this is my problem , those are very close friends to my kids and if given choice they want to camp in our house and never go home :) i was thinking i have a spare laptop maybe if i can download the games that dont need piano for one to practice while the other playing the piano . what do you think ? i have to check if possible to use same license key on 2 different keyboards . now my main concern is not that but i dont see how those kids can progress by doing just one session a week with me , they have their own piano but their mum is not ready to invest in the software , she doesnt trust she can use it by herself , that is why she asked me to teach her kids , how do other kids who are learning with teachers do outside training session ?then i am a bit concerned about cost for the families , if they are to pay me private lessons and pay softmozart monthly subscription ? i appreciate your thoughts about all this .

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bella thanked hellene in topic guess key game 1 month ago
bella replied to the topic 'guess key game' in the forum. 1 month ago

trying to understand this game well , so in one of the posts i read :An advanced student can finish the module in 27 minutes (5 minutes module time) . for beginners play just 3 to 5 minutes and record your score .
so when you say 5 minutes , it is not the time you see at the bottom of the screen , because the video says this time shows the time between falling notes . wish somebody clarify more please , how do you use this module and how kids progress on it ? also is there any spreadsheet available to keep records . thanks .

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bella replied to the topic 'advice for a newbie teacher .' in the forum. 1 month ago

so this week will be my first session teaching kids other than my own children , 2 brothers 6 and 10 . the six years old never had piano lessons before . the 10 years old learn with traditional teacher for a year . first time tomorrow i will introduce them to softmozart . can somebody tell me how did your very first lesson looked like ? should i combine the 2 kids or take them one at a time ?

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bella created a new topic ' Christina Aziz 12 years old from Gambia' in the forum. 2 months ago

because i find it easier to follow one lesson plan i decided to work on level 1 with tina but select piano pieces for her to play at her level . again i appreciate your recommendations for what pieces are good for her to practice . Here I will share her progress and ll the piano pieces she learns to play .

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bella created a new topic ' Matthew Aziz 10 years old Gambia' in the forum. 2 months ago

here i will share matti's work on the lessons's plan level 1 . we have been using softmozart for quite a while but i confess i never finished a whole year with all the segments and i am determined this year to do better .

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bella created a new topic ' advice for a newbie teacher .' in the forum. 2 months ago

I am not new to SoftMozart , i have been using it for a while now teaching my 2 kids . well at some point they took over and are teaching themselves :) they are really doing great that my friends are asking me to teach their kids . my first students will be 6 and 10 years old boys . all tips and advice are welcome . do you take them both at the same time ? i have only one piano for now but i do have 2 computers so i can run the games that dont require piano on another computer . how long the sessions should be ? their traditional piano lesson with piano teacher was an hour long nd the older son decided he doesnt want anymore . mum is saddened and i also want to bring back in him the excitment and love for piano he had before he started piano lessons last year . i realize you have shared so many thigs here , is there particular link you recommend i check for ideas on working with kids . my concern those are my kids friends and have been to our house so many times for playdates , sleep overs and i am concerned they might find it strange in the beginning to just come for lessons , also i dont like to turn every visit to another playdate . i see on facebook in the background of some of your photos beautiful posters, card games you use with your kids , are those shared somewhere here that i can print and use ? i am a teacher by profession but i have been just the homeschool mum to three kids one of them very hurt physically , being their mum , teacher is all i did for so many years , and this is a big step for me to change and will appreciate your support and advice .

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bella replied to the topic 'Level 1' in the forum. 2 months ago

lash Cards Level 1: playing ‘girls’ and ‘boys’ game with pages 3-4 how are we suppose to play this ?

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