Getting pupils to play cross rhythms is not easy: Very few pupils can do it naturally so I get them to play C major contrary- LH in 2's & RH in 3's & visa versa. also: a visual diagram produced with a ruler can show how these 2 rhythms look in actual time. It helps but it needs working at!
I am now preparing my first entrant for the London College Leisure play assessments. They are the same standard as "grades" but 4 pieices are required - not the usual three. She'll do the ABRSM grade another time. It gives her something to aim for. Playing pieces well is not enough for some pupils: they need an event: a concert, a festival or an exam in order to get motivated to practice.
Piano and keyboard teacher based in Eccleston, south Lancashire, England.