I have been teaching piano for 20 years, and this past season was my biggest ever. Some highlights:

  • the season launched with 37 students studying piano (beginner to grade 10), rudiments, keyboard harmony, and history
  • my Intermediate Keyboard Harmony student won an ORMTA-Ottawa Scholarship for highest mark
  • our secret partner duet project for group class was reblogged by the Collaborative Piano Blog, and teachers around the world read about us
  • I demonstrated a Basic Keyboard Harmony exam with Joe Ringhofer for an RCM teacher’s workshop
  • a contingent of students entered the Kiwanis Music Festival, and every student placed in the top three of their class
  • one student scored 100% on their Intermediate Rudiments exam
  • several students took RCM piano exams, and earned marks as high as 93%
  • when the season concluded, I had taught over 1200 lessons

After such a busy year, my plans for the summer are to tackle my reading list and catch up on some of my own practising.