The Huge Practice Mistake That Thousands of Piano Students Are Making


How were you taught to learn something new, or to fix a mistake when you were a piano student? Your answer is likely "Drill it.  Over and over and over and over." Do you still force yourself to sit do … Continue Reading →

Check Out A Piano Teacher’s Cure For The Long Weekend Blues


If you’re like Trevor and I, you’ve probably spent every day after Easter looking forward to the May Long Weekend. While it’s not quite summer, the May Long Weekend means it’s time to break out flip fl … Continue Reading →

We’re Going To Help Plan Your Summer Piano Camp Or Lessons

Summer Resource Guide

We don’t generally do theme weeks here at but since teachers got a kick out of our summer fun post on Tuesday we just had to follow it up with an equally impressive summer resource … Continue Reading →

How To Teach Your Piano Students To Improvise… With Bradley Sowash


When I was in my 3rd year of University someone ran up to me in the hallway, breathless: "You're a piano player, yes?".  Uh huh.  "My keyboard guy just quit my band and we have a gig tonight. Can you f … Continue Reading →

Chalk This Up As One Fun Summer Piano Game

Summer Piano Game

You know that feeling you get when you walk out of a movie theatre into a still-sunny day? Well, despite a sunny studio, I still get that “emerging from a chrysalis feeling” after a long day spent tea … Continue Reading →

Get “Graphic” With Your Piano Teaching and Win Them Over Fast


Have you heard of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid?", or "Big Nate"?  If not, hit the bookstore and get reading… because they're a total hoot.But they are also part of a growing trend towards the use of Graphic N … Continue Reading →

The Epic Piano Studio Journey… What Will Be Yours?


I'm reading a fascinating book right now called "Walking the Gobi" by Helen Thayer.  To sum it up, the author (age 63) and her husband, Bill, (age 74) set off to walk across the Gobi desert with … Continue Reading →

How to Become the Perfect Piano Parent – The Teach Piano Today Podcast


If there was ever a TeachPianoToday podcast that you should share... it's this one.  Today we're speaking with the brilliant Dr. Christopher Fisher, Associate Professor of piano at Ohio University, … Continue Reading →