Every Piano Parent Should Receive This Handout After Their Child’s First Lesson

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For a parent of a new piano student there is a whole lot of information coming your way... studio policies, new books, payment information, lesson assignment sheets... it can be overwhelming. And … Continue Reading →

How Piano Teaches Can Escape Hollow Praise… And Make Motivation Meaningful

How to effectively praise piano students

"Great Job!"... "Good girl!"... "Way to go!".... It's time to shake up your praise and make it more meaningful and effective. Well-timed and genuine praise is one of the most effective tools piano … Continue Reading →

The Piano Teacher’s First Lesson Check List… Are You Including These 10 Things?

10 things that should happen at a first piano lesson

Are you a newbie? Are you a "well-seasoned" teacher? How many first piano lessons have you taught? One? Forty? Two hundred? It's likely you have your own first-lesson routines. All teachers like to … Continue Reading →

Why Takeru Kobayashi Is An Unlikely, But Extremely Helpful Piano Pedagogue

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Ever head of a man named Takeru Kobayashi? He is a visionary. He is a genius. He is a 128 pound, world-record hotdog eating champion. In 2001 he doubled the world record when he came out of nowhere … Continue Reading →

5 Ways Piano Teachers Can Regroup After Losing Students

5 ways to minimize the effects of lost piano students

Have you recently lost a piano student? A couple piano students? A whole lot of piano students? At some point every piano teacher will deal with quitting, moving, graduating and just plain old … Continue Reading →

I Should Have Paid More Attention When A Piano Parent Answered This Question

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Why do you want your child to take piano lessons? It’s a simple question; one that probably has you thinking, “Oh yeah… I already ask my new families that question. Come on Trevor and Andrea, is that … Continue Reading →

You Can Never Be Sure If Piano Practice Happened But You Can Do This

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In the 1980’s Van Halen was one of the biggest rock bands on the planet. Their hair was big, their stage show was bigger, and their ego was biggest of all. Or was it? Some people will tell you that V … Continue Reading →

Your Piano Students Will Never Want To Leave When You Are Using These

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Our goal in 2015 is to “wow” you with out-of-this-world piano teaching advice and never-before-seen piano teaching resources. So today we wanted to share with you two resources that are going out this … Continue Reading →