Come On In Mom… It’s Piano Parent Participation Day!

Piano Parent Participation Day

Did that title make you shudder?   Resist the urge to wrinkle your nose and say "Not for me, thanks."  Allow me to convince you why... and then show you how! Piano Parent Participation Day should h … Continue Reading →

Muttzart and Ratmaninoff Have Something To Tell You…

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Just a quick little reminder that today is the last day to sign up on the pre-order list for  our new resource The Curious Case of Muttzart and Ratmaninoff. The response has been overwhelming and we c … Continue Reading →

The First Five Minutes of a Piano Lesson Can Make or Break You. Here’s Why…

The First 5 Minutes of a Lesson

Piano teachers spend a lot of their day thinking in segments of time.  30 or 45 minutes is carefully broken down into parts - book work, theory, sight reading, music games, performance preparation.. … Continue Reading →

A Great Printable Incentive Program For Your Tech-Lovin’ Piano Kids

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My 16 month old knows how to unlock my iphone.  Her little finger swipes across that screen with an uncanny ease.  My 16 month old also regularly calls Auntie Mimi, texts cryptic messages to Grandma a … Continue Reading →

Teaching Kids to Sight Read on the Piano… Stop Pulling Teeth and Start This Instead!

How to teach sight reading that's far from pulling teeth

I have a stack of levelled sight reading books in my studio. And they bug me. They bug me because they are taking up a ton of space on my book shelf, and while buying yet another shelf would give me a … Continue Reading →

Our New Piano Product Is Preparing For Take-off… Are You In?

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We are very excited to announce the upcoming release of our newest piano resource, The Curious Case Of Muttzart and Ratmaninoff (Adventures in Composing, For Kids Ages 7 to 11). Over the past … Continue Reading →

How to Teach Piano to Bryan and Ryan; Sibling Wars in Your Piano Studio

Sibling wars in your piano studio

My piano teaching studio seems to be placed in the middle of a medical phenomenon.  I've taught five sets of twins and two sets of triplets over my years as a piano teacher; apparently there is a … Continue Reading →

Get Out Your Kleenex… We’re Talking Inspirational Kids

I consider myself fortunate to have stumbled cross this video yesterday.  At a time of year when piano lessons can tend to become routine... and when I'm desperately wishing for a tropical holiday … Continue Reading →