Want To Easily Include Composing In Every Lesson? Here’s How…

How often do you compose with your piano students? Every week? Every other week? Once a month?… (gasp!) once a year? If your response bends towards the latter, today I’m going to show you how to com … Continue Reading →

A Crazy Critter Composing Printable to Inspire your Piano Kids

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Finding inspiration can be a challenging task for a composer. Many draw on painful life experiences, challenging childhoods or failed relationships to inspire their next big hit. But that sounds dark … Continue Reading →

God Rest Ye Merry Hummingbirds… Composing Fun With Christmas Tunes

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If you like to include composing and improvisation in your piano lessons... or, if you've always wanted to but just haven't started, then the Christmas season is the perfect time to begin! Putting a … Continue Reading →

5 Piano Student Illnesses That Can Be Cured With Composing

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'Tis the season for hacking coughs, runny noses, and pink eye. And while we’d love to offer every piano teacher a cure for what ails ‘em, the piano student illnesses we hope to cure with composing are … Continue Reading →

How To Help Your Students Make Friends With Music

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I think we can all agree that learning piano is far superior to any other activity available to children :).  But everything has an Achilles heel, and when it comes to the piano lessons, lack of … Continue Reading →

How I Use Composing To Fix Flat Fingers, Falling Wrists, Lack of Legato and More

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Most piano students struggle with similar issues - problems with hand position, issues with playing legato, falling wrists... most piano teachers encounter these and more with our piano students on … Continue Reading →

How To Involve Your Piano Kids in a Simple “Do Good, Feel Good” project

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Andrea and I live just outside of Victoria, BC. It’s a cute, somewhat historic little city with neat little alleyways that our girls love to explore. As we walked through one such alleyway the other d … Continue Reading →

One Piano Teacher’s Solution For a Stress-Free Spring

If there's one thing I despise it's feeling stressed out.  I am someone who is very aware of the "life is short" philosophy and sweating the small stuff just doesn't jive with me. But in this … Continue Reading →