Fourth Finger on B-Flat:
Effective Strategies for Teaching Piano


Order Fourth Finger on B-Flat from Neil A. Kjos.


This practical book presents real-world solutions and teaching approaches that piano teachers can readily use in their studios. This user-friendly and personable text incorporates the basic of establishing a studio and then moves on to discussion of how students musically develop and learn, using ideas from educational psychology.

The book includes:

  • Specific ideas to use for your first interview/audition with a student
  • A comprehensive overview of musical development
  • Guidelines for teaching students with special needs, talented, ADHD
  • Unique musical ways of knowing
  • 10 Easy Steps to Musical Problem-Solving
  • Teaching strategies to mesh with different learning styles
  • Ideas to organize a systematic approach to scale and technical development
  • Practice techniques that include student self-assessment
  • Creative projects for the studio