13 Ways To Improve Your Piano Students’ Ear Training Skills

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I just LOVE seeing piano students who can sight read well.  It makes my heart sing. But another thing I love is seeing a piano student who has, (what we would probably refer to as) "good ears". And if … Continue Reading →

The One Question You Should Ask Before Breaking Out The iPad Piano Apps

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Last week Trevor and I took the girls on a mini-vacation… part of which involved a beautiful ferry ride through the Gulf Islands of British Columbia. Given that we both spend a good amount of our w … Continue Reading →

How to Plan for a Year’s Worth of Piano Lessons: Part 3 (The Fun Part!)

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A week ago I saw a Christmas display in Costco… can you believe that?! After my initial shock, I was reminded of how much I love Christmas (and also of how I “missed” Christmas last year thanks to a o … Continue Reading →

30 minutes of Shock and Awe; The Piano Teacher Trap You’ll Want to Avoid

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A teacher wrote to us recently feeling overwhelmed.  “I feel as though my lessons have become 30 minutes of “shock and awe”… I have so many awesome activities and ideas that I feel as though I’m pullin … Continue Reading →

Why Trevor Thinks We Mis-Named Our Dog and What It Means For Your Piano Teaching

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We have a dog named Marley… you know… like “Bad Dog Marley”. Trevor wanted to name him “The General” (I think in a failed attempt to boost the testosterone in an otherwise girl-dominated household). … Continue Reading →

7 Activities For $7.00… Amazing Piano Lessons on a Shoestring

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So my yearly order to Oriental Trading just went through… and my credit card is shedding some tears. But yours doesn't have to! Piano teachers have a lot of expenses, and there are easy ways to add so … Continue Reading →

10 Things You Need To Know About TEDDtales

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A little over a week ago, Andrea and I launched our newest resource, TEDDtales, to pre-release members, and today marks the official world-wide launch! If you’ve heard the chatter and want to learn m … Continue Reading →

You Simply Must Read this Picture Book on the First Day of Piano Lessons

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Yesterday I stumbled across a children’s picture book called Mole Music. Lexi (my oldest daughter) and I immediately fell in love with it! So much so, that as soon as I got home from the bookstore, I … Continue Reading →