Practicing Piano Students Wanted: A Wild West Themed Practice Incentive


Once the excitement of the new school year has faded, it's a great idea to start a studio-wide practice incentive to ramp up the enthusiasm. Last year we did the "Pump-Kin Up The Practice" incentive … Continue Reading →

An Egg-cellent Way to Practice Intervals – It’s Piano Game Time


What do you do when you're desperately trying to find a fun way to teach interval recognition and you just happen to have devoured a 12 egg omelette? If you're me… you use that now empty egg carton f … Continue Reading →

If You’re Like Me, You’ll Be Racing To Print This Out And Hang It On Your Studio Wall


My youngest child just started preschool.  And while I'm all of a sudden craving a 3rd baby (yipes!) I've been so enthralled watching her gain independence and knowledge. She's in a preschool that h … Continue Reading →

How To Deal With Difficult Situations Online And In Your Piano Studio


On Friday Trevor and I received a parcel in the mail from a Teach Piano Today reader. Inside the parcel were two beautiful jars of homemade honey. The honey was a thank you gift for helping a fellow … Continue Reading →

Yearly Piano Planning Series: Do You Forget This Final Step?


One of the most common questions we are asked by readers of the TeachPianoToday blog is "How should I be planning for lessons?" If you've been follow the previous posts in our "How To Plan For A Year … Continue Reading →

How To Read Your Piano Student’s Mind And Avoid A Disastrous Lesson


At the start of every piano lesson I carefully observe my piano students as they begin their warm-ups. I feel much like Jane Goodall studying chimpanzees; engaging with her subjects all the while … Continue Reading →

How to Practice “Away from the Piano”: The Final Edition


Can your piano students practice even when they don't have a piano in front of them? Yes! In fact, practice that happens "away from the piano" is very important and will do nothing but improve their … Continue Reading →

A Printable To Add Some Pizzazz to Your Piano Lesson Assignment Binders


Every fall I revamp how I organize my piano student's assignment binders… I'm always thinking about how I can make their assignment books more engaging, more efficient and more… well… used! We've blog … Continue Reading →