You Can Never Be Sure If Piano Practice Happened But You Can Do This


In the 1980’s Van Halen was one of the biggest rock bands on the planet. Their hair was big, their stage show was bigger, and their ego was biggest of all. Or was it? Some people will tell you that V … Continue Reading →

The “Zero In” Productivity Printable That Should Live In Every Piano Student’s Binder


I once had a professor in university who seemed to mark papers with some sort of "throw a dart at a letter grade and that's what you get" type system. He had no criteria or written expectations - he'd … 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 →

3 Ways to Practice Away From The Piano: Part 1

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One of my students is away for three weeks this summer.  “I won’t be able to practice!” he grinned at me in his typical mischevious way.  Oh little man… do I have a surprise for you…. We’re into writi … Continue Reading →

How Much Time Should You Spend Planning Your Piano Students’ Home Practice?


If you’re like most piano teachers, you probably spend between 5 and 10 hours a week planning upcoming lessons. Experienced teachers know that simply “winging it” means a week of frustration for piano … Continue Reading →

The Dieter’s Guide to Piano Practice

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I run every single day of my life… no exceptions. And while I’d like to say it’s for the joy of running, to be honest, it’s more about the joy of eating. Running every day means I can eat whatever I wa … Continue Reading →

5 Ways to Make Sure Your Piano Lesson Notes Get Noticed

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For 30 minutes (maybe 45) each week, the piano education of your students rests firmly in your capable hands. After that, you must put your faith in your students’ memory and your written notes to c … Continue Reading →

21 Days To Consistent Piano Practice


Your new piano student arrives for the first time like a ball of passionate energy. Big smiles and keen interest give all indications that this is the beginning of a beautiful relationship! And then … Continue Reading →