My philosophy is that playing the piano or keyboard should be fun, but that the playing of music requires a sound theoretical underpinning. Pupils should want to learn, not feel forced to. Weekly attendance is normally expected, although pupils may take short breaks, e.g. during school holidays, without problem.



"Practise" the dreaded word! I believe in ‘little but often’ practice and try not to nag pupils. Hopefully they practice because they want to not because  they should. Pupils should have regular access to a piano or keyboard, preferably one with full-size keys.