I've spent some time over the last day or so looking over term evaluations from my students. I'm always interested to see what has worked for them and what is not working.
The most popular answer to the question of what they enjoyed the least over the term?
All of my students use the Faber & Faber Piano Adventures Lesson, Technique, and Theory books, and while I rarely see any of them complaining about the first two, theory just seems to be something none of my students are crazy about. It's the one assignment that is most frequently incompleted when students show up for their lessons as well.
So I'm asking for your advice and suggestions. Do you have a problem getting your students on board with theory assignments? If so, what have you done to deal with the problem? Do you have any approaches toward theory in your studio that have really helped inspire students and gotten them excited about theory?
Please leave your comments and thoughts below!