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 →

Are You Asking Your Teen Piano Students These 3 Questions?


I have a teen piano student who is literally flying through everything I give her.  She started off in September a bit nonchalant... okay a LOT nonchalant.  I could hardly get anything from her both i … Continue Reading →

Does Your Piano Studio Look Like A Soviet-Era Apartment Block?

The Importance of Color in your Piano Studio

Ever heard of Tirana? Ever visited Tirana? I’m guessing not! But with one simple picture you’ll want to learn more. Here, check it out… Tirana is the capital of Albania. Decades ago as it emerged fr … Continue Reading →

If You Can’t Beat ‘em, Join ‘em – The Piano Teacher’s Guide To Playing Nice With Sports

Sports vs Piano Lessons

Spring time… the birds are singing, the flowers are blooming, sports are starting… oh crap… sports are starting!  For many piano teachers, spring marks the start of Missed Piano Lessons Season, where … Continue Reading →

5 Things Parents Should Know After Every Piano Lesson… #3 Is Too Often Forgotten


I'm on a one-woman mission to get my piano parents more involved in the lesson process. Too many times my piano kids just charge out the door to a parent waiting in the car.  Sure it's easy this way, … Continue Reading →

My Piano Students Call Me Andrea… But Should They?


When I was little I called all of my friends parents Mr. Friends-Dad or Mrs. Friends-Mom.  Calling them by anything other than that was completely out of the question. Now, even as an adult, when I … Continue Reading →