Rote repertoire has been gaining popularity in recent years. Piano teachers are realising the value of teaching by rote alongside reading in order to teach technique and allow students (especially beginners) to explore more of the piano.

Samantha Coates has created a fabulous resource that combines rote repertoire with reading to create truly holistic music lessons. I’m delighted to have her back on the podcast today to explain why she has started incorporating rote work into her own teaching and what it could do for your students.
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In this episode, you’ll learn

* Why Samantha got into rote teaching
* How rote teaching works and why it’s useful
* How students can connect rote pieces to reading
* How this approach can lead to students creating and composing
* Why note names are not as important as some teachers think
* Which students these pieces are particularly suited to
* The problem with a purely reading-based approach

Links Mentioned

* BlitzBooks Rote Repertoire
* Opposite Day
* 10 Level Non-Musician Challenge
* Piano Safari

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