3. Mindful Piano Play
"I just wanted to let anyone who might be interested in Mindful Piano Play know that I am so excited about Sharon Lehr's way of teaching piano! I was Sharon's very first piano teacher (very traditional, old school type of piano teacher, I think, although I never used the John Thompson method!), and in spite of me, she has become an accomplished pianist and teacher! She's had so much more training that I did, and she thinks "outside the box", which is what I want to be teaching my own current students. I have learned so much from Sharon--how to let kids make mistakes and correct them on their own, how not to TALK so much when teaching, how to let the kids PLAY with music and just enjoy it, how to teach kids to be spontaneous and creative on the piano, and how to implement those techniques. She now teaches my grandchildren how to play the piano, and she does it by this method of "mindful piano play". I am so happy to recommend her as a teacher--you'll be glad you entrusted your children (or your own self as an adult!) to her way of teaching."