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

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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 →

Here’s What Happens At Our House When You Pull Out The Mic and Plug In The Amp

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As many of you already know, Andrea and I are the (very) proud parents of two wonderful girls, Lexi and Halle. While Halle still sports her pudgy toddler cheeks, I worry that Lexi has moved beyond … Continue Reading →

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

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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?

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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

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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

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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 →

OK, Who Can Come Up With The Most Inventive Piano Studio Quest?

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There’s a great children’s book called Math Curse. The main character in the book believes his math teacher has put a curse on him; everywhere in his life he is surrounded by math problems. These days … Continue Reading →

Your Not-So-Musical Piano Parents Need This Piano Practice Cheat Sheet

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A year and a half ago we wrote a post with a formula that relates to the success of your piano studio. The formula went a little something like this: Practice + Progress = Happy Kids = Happy Parents … Continue Reading →