A Traveling Piano Teacher’s Guide to Hanging Up The Car Keys


As many of you know, I started out as a "Piano Teacher On Wheels".  I held lessons in my students' homes every Saturday and drove back and forth all over the valley where I live. In rain, snow and … Continue Reading →

We Have An E-FISH-ent Piano Practice Incentive Just For You!


We completed a studio-wide practice incentive in March at our studio and are excited to share it with you today!  This practice incentive focuses on helping your piano students to develop efficient … Continue Reading →

How To Get Bigger Bows, Louder Voices, and Speed Control At Your Next Piano Recital

recital pet peeves

Let’s face it; piano recitals can be threatening. Very few six, seven, or eight year olds feel perfectly comfortable on stage in front of a crowd. So nobody’s surprised, that when their name is called … Continue Reading →

Is This Stopping You From Rapid Studio Growth?


Has it ever crossed your mind to walk into a PetSmart and ask for a haircut? What about asking to purchase 1/4 of a shrimp at your local grocery store? If these sound absurd… then I know I’m writing f … Continue Reading →

Sly As A Fox – A Fun Piano Printable To Improve Bass Clef Note Reading


Have you been sitting at your computer thinking… "Hmmm… Teach Piano Today hasn't given away a free game lately!"?  If so, then you'll be happy you opened your email today! Yes, we've been busy with th … Continue Reading →

Watch As My Dad Gives His First Performance On The First Day He Ever Struck A Piano Key

May's Piano Book of the Month

Andrea and I get emails regularly from Teach Piano Today readers wondering when we find time to sleep and how we manage to keep up with everything we’ve got going on. Our answer is usually that we d … Continue Reading →

Shout This From The Kitchen and Help Your Child Practice Better


In a perfect world everyone would have 30 minutes of undivided time to sit in a quiet room with their child to devote their full attention to helping him or her practice. Every parent would have basic … Continue Reading →

What Is The Opposite Of A Good Piano Lesson?… Not What You Think


I have a theory that applies to life... and it certainly applies to piano teaching too. I thought that if I made it into a cool little quote everyone would pin it like mad and my name might become … Continue Reading →