How Thrift Store Junk Can Motivate Your Piano Students


In July of 2009 an experiment was conducted that did not have anything to do with piano teaching. But, as it turned out, the results have EVERYTHING to do with piano teaching. The Significant … Continue Reading →

How To Grow Your Studio With Your Personal Facebook Page


If you’re like many piano teachers, your personal Facebook page and your studio Facebook page are two very separate entities; studio news never shows up on your personal page, and personal news never s … Continue Reading →

The Method Book Dilemma Faced By Us All – Yearly Piano Planning Part 2


If you’ve read through and executed Part 1 of our Yearly Planning Series you now have your very own piano teaching framework. The rest of this post assumes you've chosen "Option Two" to build your sc … Continue Reading →

By The End Of This Post You’ll Be Teaching Improv To Piano Students As Young As Five


Let's face it... beginning piano music can be... boring! The simplicity of these pieces means getting your new students “jazzed” about method book music is not always an easy task. And this is why I l … Continue Reading →

3 Ways to Practice Away From The Piano: Part 2


Last week, I shared the first of three strategies to kick off our "Practicing Away From the Piano" Blogging Series. If you missed that first post (and the free printable too!) check it out he … Continue Reading →

Have You Been Waiting Too Long For A Fun And Fresh Approach To Technical Exercises?


Just a quick reminder that today is the last day to sign up (at the bottom of this page) for the Pre-Release List and get 25% off our newest resource, TEDDtales: Technical Exercises, Dramatically … Continue Reading →

How To Host A Piano Parent Meet and Greet


In all of my years of teaching one thing has stayed constant… the absolute need for parents to be “on board” with the entire piano lesson process.  Without parental support our jobs are a whole lot mor … Continue Reading →

What a Real Life Strong Lady Taught Me About Piano Teaching


For the last week, Trevor and I have been taking our girls to see a travelling circus, a strong lady, a world record holding jugglers, and a bunch of comedians. All of these performers have been part … Continue Reading →