Blogs and Articles

Below is a selection of articles and blogs written by Roberta Wolff.

Articles for Pianodao

Pianodao, or The Way of Piano, is an inspiring website with resources for pianists and teachers.  I am very glad to have a guest author spot here.

It’s Time to Stop Practising and Start…? This article generated a lot of discussion and attention.  It also contains ideas on how to use the free resource, RePlay Sheet. This has proven to be especially successful with intermediate/advanced students around 14 and 15 years old.

Pianodao: Review of 2017 This blog lists the top ten most read articles on Pianodao in 2017. I am very glad to have two of my articles in the list, one at number 8 and one at number 3.

The Musician’s Tool Bag

Musical Afterthoughts Teaching offers ongoing opportunities to reflect and learn.

How Much Musical Baggage Do You Carry?  “One of the most innovative, helpful and thought provoking articles I’ve read in a while.” (Andrew Eales’ introduction to the article).

Developing Performance Skills The material and worksheets in this article were used for a CPD Workshop for Organists.

Initiating Practice

My Practice Palette

Parenting a Piano Player (book review)

Articles for Tim Topham

Tim Topham is an innovative and enterprising teacher, blogger and presenter, passionate about ensuring that what he does has the maximum impact on student learning in his own studio and those of teachers around the world.

How To Make Piano Sight-Reading a Fun Activity Locking into the music – new ideas for teaching sight reading with a music centred approach.

How to Successfully Navigate Piano Teaching Taboos (part 1) This series was billed as ‘amazingly popular’ In Tim’s introduction to this article.

How to Successfully Navigate Piano Teaching Taboos (part 2)

Teaching Piano by Ear A Journey into the Unknown.

How to Organise fun Piano recitals (Expert Roundup) – How to run themed studio concerts.

How to Tackle Performance Anxiety

Piano Studio Concerts and Exams – What works best?