5 Things Parents Should Know After Every Piano Lesson… #3 Is Too Often Forgotten

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I'm on a one-woman mission to get my piano parents more involved in the lesson process. Too many times my piano kids just charge out the door to a parent waiting in the car.  Sure it's easy this way, … Continue Reading →

My Piano Students Call Me Andrea… But Should They?

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When I was little I called all of my friends parents Mr. Friends-Dad or Mrs. Friends-Mom.  Calling them by anything other than that was completely out of the question. Now, even as an adult, when I … Continue Reading →

When This Piano Teacher Needs a Vacation… Here’s What I Do!

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The sun was streaming in the windows of my studio last week and everything was nice and warm and daffo-dilly outside.  I took one look at my piano student and knew he wanted to be outside just as much … Continue Reading →

The Piano Teacher’s Cheat Sheet To Teaching a New Piece

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"How do you teach a brand new piece of music to a student?" We get this question from piano teachers a lot.  Usually padded with embarrassment, bursts of honesty and explanations of how just coping … Continue Reading →

3 Ear Training Tricks That Your Piano Kids Can Use Today!

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I skipped my rhythmic dictation class in University more times than I'd like to admit. Trevor and I would head over to the cafeteria for hash browns and french toast instead. And while it was a great … Continue Reading →

How To Teach Piano To An Overnight Success

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Every weekday morning I take Lexi to school and spend the first 15 minutes of the day reading with her and her classmates. I love to start my day this way! It is very inspiring to watch young children … Continue Reading →

Give People a Reason To “Like”, or better yet, Love Your Piano Studio

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Do you have a studio Facebook page, but don't have many "likes"?  Do you have lots of "likes" but no idea what to post?  Do you not have a Facebook page at all?  If you answered "yes" to any of these q … Continue Reading →

The Piano Teacher’s Secret Four Second Weapon

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I've been experimenting with something in my teaching lately and I'm excited about the results.  It's my favorite kind of experiment because it requires absolutely nothing… literally. I want my st … Continue Reading →