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

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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 →

How To Plan For a Year’s Worth of Piano Lessons (Part 1)

A Year of Piano Lessons

Planning for a year's worth of piano lessons can be a daunting task, so its no wonder that this is one of our most commonly asked questions. There is no “standard curriculum” for piano teachers to fol … Continue Reading →

3 Ear Training Tricks That Your Piano Kids Can Use Today!

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I skipped my rhythmic dictation class in University more times than I'd like to admit. Trevor and I would head over to the cafeteria for hash browns and french toast instead. And while it was a great … Continue Reading →

5 Ways To Recognize One Note – How To Read Notes On The Staff

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It seems everyone has a theory on how best to teach piano students to recognize notes on the staff. Some teachers live and breathe mnemonics while other teachers loathe mnemonics. Some teachers drill … Continue Reading →

How To Teach Piano To An Overnight Success

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Every weekday morning I take Lexi to school and spend the first 15 minutes of the day reading with her and her classmates. I love to start my day this way! It is very inspiring to watch young children … Continue Reading →

Help is Here for ‘Hammer Hands’ Henry

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 "My student has one volume: loud.  On occasion he finds a mezzo forte, but it is rare.  My word for his technique is "hammer hands".  I do not think it's in his nature to play gently." For some stu … Continue Reading →

10 Tips for How to Teach Piano to Dyslexic Learners… Tip #6 Has Worked Wonders for Me

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Questions surrounding how to best help dyslexic learners in your piano studio is one of the most common questions we receive.. and probably rightly so!  Statistics show us that 1 in 5 children have a … Continue Reading →

How to Teach Piano to Breeze Ahead Brittany

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Have you taught a student like this before?:  Breeze Ahead Brittany sails through the first 25 pages of her primer level book.  She begs for more songs each week... "I can do five!  Puhleeeze can I do … Continue Reading →