The generation born into the world of the Internet, cell phones, iPods, and video games has been called many names including Gen Z, Digital Natives, Millennials, and echo-boomers. They are tech savvy parallel processors. They prefer receiving information in a random (hyper-linked) manner rather than linearly and sequentially. They want to learn things quickly – to play a new game, fix an automobile, speak a new language…and yes, play the piano. They are collaborators without boundaries. Their energy is affecting all aspects of the arts world and has many asking us to rethink the educational system.
I’ve put together this short eBook outlining a few steps that piano teachers can take to keep this digital generation motivated. Please download the PDF, send me your feedback, and pass it along.
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Thank you SO much for sharing this! I have been thinking exactly along these lines lately. I am finally learning my way around a MAC after owning my old PC for 5 or more years. My goal is to learn Sibelius and Ableton Live before the year is out. There are so many creative ways we can use technology in our piano lessons! I can’t wait to check out all of the links you included. THANK YOU!!!
Absolutely phenomenal ideas. Great research, links, and videos. I appreciate your work and cannot wait to use all this relevant teaching with my students.