8 Wise Ways to Save Time in Your Piano Studio

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In an attempt to stream-line my increasingly busy life I've decided to check 8 things off my list of "never-get-a-chance-to-do" tasks.  You know the ones… those tasks that niggle in the back of your mi … Continue Reading →

How To Teach Piano To Adult Students, With Pete Jutras

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If there's one person who knows what makes adult piano students tick... it's Pete Jutras. As Editor of the Clavier Companion magazine, he's no stranger to the world of piano… or the world of adult p … Continue Reading →

How Much Time Should You Spend Planning Your Piano Students’ Home Practice?

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If you’re like most piano teachers, you probably spend between 5 and 10 hours a week planning upcoming lessons. Experienced teachers know that simply “winging it” means a week of frustration for piano … Continue Reading →

7 Different Ways To Use Duets… All In One Piano Lesson

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Recently, I challenged myself to use duets for everything me and my piano students did together in one lesson. Why? Because duets are one of the most important and motivating tools we piano teachers … Continue Reading →

How To Teach Piano Students To Overcome Performance Anxiety

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How many times in your piano teaching career have you sent a perfectly prepared piano student on stage only to see her completely crumble under the pressure?  Have you wondered if there is more you … Continue Reading →

From Pinterest to Piano Teaching Awesomeness in 5 Simple Steps

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I could easily spend an entire day happily sifting through Pinterest… okay I could probably happily spend a week! But when you're a piano teacher time is precious, and you may think that Pinterest is … Continue Reading →

How I Will Improve My Piano Teaching Next Year

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The summer sun has arrived... and that means it's camping time. Well, actually, that means it's time to drag out the tent and see if it has provided shelter for mold this winter. I'm not going to … Continue Reading →

How To Teach Your Piano Kids To Play With a Beautiful Tone

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Wow... we piano teachers have a lot on our plate.  We teach hand position, correct fingering, note reading, rhythmic accuracy, correct posture, phrasing, articulation… I could go on and on and on.  B … Continue Reading →