When teaching Bach Inventions, I like to have the students break down the piece into sections: A, B, C, D and so on, and practice starting at each place. Then I have them memorize the last line first so it will become more and more secure. Then in performance, you will leave a grande finale in the ears of your audience.
—Joann Hall, Grand Junction MTA
Gear repertoire choices to the students' personalities. Stretch them from where they are, not where you think they should be.
—Submitted by Susan Dersnah Fee, NCTM, San Diego, California
Always try to have a new, a review, a performance and a one-week study piece with all techniques and other elements.