By Dr. Julie Knerr

Welcome to a new school year! I hope you are having a great start to the year! I am very excited about my kids at the Hartt School Community Division. I have 38 individual students and three Piano Safari Group Classes. Busy!!! Last year was my first year at Hartt, and I started from scratch with all beginners and transfer students. Last year was about establishing expectations, filling in holes in training, and showing the students what this piano thing is all about.

It is so nice this year to have returning students who I know, who know me, and who have practiced since I last saw them.

As I was choosing repertoire for my students and thinking about each student, I was thinking about how our Teaching Strategies change …