By The End Of This Post You’ll Be Teaching Improv To Piano Students As Young As Five

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Let's face it... beginning piano music can be... boring! The simplicity of these pieces means getting your new students “jazzed” about method book music is not always an easy task. And this is why I l … Continue Reading →

3 Ways to Practice Away From The Piano: Part 2

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Last week, I shared the first of three strategies to kick off our "Practicing Away From the Piano" Blogging Series. If you missed that first post (and the free printable too!) check it out he … Continue Reading →

Have You Been Waiting Too Long For A Fun And Fresh Approach To Technical Exercises?

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Just a quick reminder that today is the last day to sign up (at the bottom of this page) for the Pre-Release List and get 25% off our newest resource, TEDDtales: Technical Exercises, Dramatically … Continue Reading →

How To Host A Piano Parent Meet and Greet

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In all of my years of teaching one thing has stayed constant… the absolute need for parents to be “on board” with the entire piano lesson process.  Without parental support our jobs are a whole lot mor … Continue Reading →

What a Real Life Strong Lady Taught Me About Piano Teaching

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For the last week, Trevor and I have been taking our girls to see a travelling circus, a strong lady, a world record holding jugglers, and a bunch of comedians. All of these performers have been part … Continue Reading →

What Are TEDDtales And Why You Will Shout… Finally!

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When something is right, it just feels right! I spend a lot of time running new piano teaching resources through my mind. To the rest of the world it seems like I’m just sitting at a desk staring out … Continue Reading →

Exploring the Cognitive Benefits of Piano Instruction with Dr. Frances Rauscher

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As a piano teacher we see first-hand every day the many positive effects that music instruction has on our students… but how much do you know about the research behind the cognitive benefits of music e … Continue Reading →

3 Ways to Practice Away From The Piano: Part 1

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One of my students is away for three weeks this summer.  “I won’t be able to practice!” he grinned at me in his typical mischevious way.  Oh little man… do I have a surprise for you…. We’re into writi … Continue Reading →