13 Ways To Improve Your Piano Students’ Ear Training Skills


I just LOVE seeing piano students who can sight read well.  It makes my heart sing. But another thing I love is seeing a piano student who has, (what we would probably refer to as) "good ears". And if … 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 →

The Boring-To-Brilliant Cheat Sheet – How To Pump Up The Excitement In Any Piano Piece


Let’s face it… some music is boring. Now what I find boring may be completely different from what you find boring… but the point is, everyone finds some music boring.And it’s no different for your youn … Continue Reading →

Even My Perfect Piano Students Need These 7 Focus-Enhancing Activities


It's pretty hard to keep Trevor and I entertained. We are not the type to spend the day at home puttering. On the weekends, our house acts as a place to pack a lunch and then crash into bed at night. … 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 TeachPianoToday.com 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 →

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 →

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 →