PianoPedagogy.org Launches Book Club

How to talk...Looking for some ideas to refresh and improve your teaching for the upcoming school year? Join the pianopedagogy.org book club! Read along with us, and share your thoughts or questions in the comments section of our posts for each chapter.

Our first book will be, How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish (purchase through this amazon.com link to help support the Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy). This book provides practical advice and exercises for improving communication, which we know is vital to effective teaching. Angela Triandafillou Jones will post and lead our discussion. We hope this book club will help us learn from each other and grow as a community.

Please feel free to share with your friends and colleagues, and happy reading!



Posts will be added on the following Mondays. Read along with us and comment as you go.  Let us know how the ideas presented by the authors influence your teaching.


Chapter 1 – Helping Children Deal with Their Feelings (through p. 47)

Chapter 2 – Engaging Cooperation (through p. 89)

Chapter 3 – Alternatives to Punishment (through p. 138)

Chapter 4 – Encouraging Autonomy (through p. 174)

Chapter 5 – Praise (through p. 205)

Chapter 6 – Freeing Children from Playing Roles (through p. 231)

Chapter 7 – Putting It All Together – Their Native Tongue (through p. 285)

30th Anniversary – The Next Generation (through p. 332)

13 thoughts on “PianoPedagogy.org Launches Book Club

  1. This is an awesome idea!! It is always great to add new resources for working with students. I am looking forward to the first book discussion!

    1. I’m looking forward to it too, Cher. If the book delivers on the promise of its title I’m sure it will be so useful as a teacher and parent.

    1. Hi Alice! Nice to hear from you. The discussion will take place on our site. You can simply add your comments and read others’ comments in response to tomorrow’s blog post.

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