How To Repair The Damage After a Piano Recital Flop


It's recital season... and that means that thousands of children around the world are preparing to place themselves in front of a room full of people... and odds are... some will flop! While we all … Continue Reading →

The 12 Tip Guilt-Trip – How To Hammer Home The Importance Of Piano Recital Participation


It's recital season… and that means you're busy planning, prepping and doing up programs. But are your participation numbers a little less than you'd hoped? Do you have piano students (and parents) w … Continue Reading →

How To Teach Piano Students To Overcome Performance Anxiety


How many times in your piano teaching career have you sent a perfectly prepared piano student on stage only to see her completely crumble under the pressure?  Have you wondered if there is more you … Continue Reading →

How To Get Bigger Bows, Louder Voices, and Speed Control At Your Next Piano Recital

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Let’s face it; piano recitals can be threatening. Very few six, seven, or eight year olds feel perfectly comfortable on stage in front of a crowd. So nobody’s surprised, that when their name is called … Continue Reading →

A Runner’s Guide To The Perfect Piano Performance


These days when I head out for my daily run, I'm usually plodding off into the dark after tucking our girls into their very warm and very snuggly beds. These runs once earned a higher place in my … Continue Reading →

The Piano Teacher’s Guide to The Stage Fright Monster

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Sometimes, no matter how well prepared your student may be, the Stage Fright Monster takes hold. You're mid-recital and you glance over to your next performer only to see her frozen in fear, with her … Continue Reading →

How To Keep Your Recital Great ‘Til The Last Drop

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The start of your piano recital is minutes away. The seats are filled and now it’s standing room only. You’re starting to sweat while kicking yourself for not booking a bigger venue.  15 minutes late … Continue Reading →

Create The Coolest Christmas Recital Ever

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Unless you’re brand new to the piano teaching profession, you’ve probably thrown your fair number of Christmas recitals. And while students change and pieces change (sometimes!), recitals can be pre … Continue Reading →