What To Do When “For The love Of Music” Is Not Enough

Sharing the amazing benefits of music education

If it were up to me, every child would have access to music education; and more specifically piano education (this second aspect, of course, being completely self-serving). Unfortunately, there are … Continue Reading →

How To Grow Your Studio With Your Personal Facebook Page


If you’re like many piano teachers, your personal Facebook page and your studio Facebook page are two very separate entities; studio news never shows up on your personal page, and personal news never s … Continue Reading →

How To Host A Piano Parent Meet and Greet


In all of my years of teaching one thing has stayed constant… the absolute need for parents to be “on board” with the entire piano lesson process.  Without parental support our jobs are a whole lot mor … Continue Reading →

What a Real Life Strong Lady Taught Me About Piano Teaching


For the last week, Trevor and I have been taking our girls to see a travelling circus, a strong lady, a world record holding jugglers, and a bunch of comedians. All of these performers have been part … Continue Reading →

8 Wise Ways to Save Time in Your Piano Studio


In an attempt to stream-line my increasingly busy life I've decided to check 8 things off my list of "never-get-a-chance-to-do" tasks.  You know the ones… those tasks that niggle in the back of your mi … Continue Reading →

A Traveling Piano Teacher’s Guide to Hanging Up The Car Keys


As many of you know, I started out as a "Piano Teacher On Wheels".  I held lessons in my students' homes every Saturday and drove back and forth all over the valley where I live. In rain, snow and … Continue Reading →

Is This Stopping You From Rapid Studio Growth?


Has it ever crossed your mind to walk into a PetSmart and ask for a haircut? What about asking to purchase 1/4 of a shrimp at your local grocery store? If these sound absurd… then I know I’m writing f … Continue Reading →

What Is The Opposite Of A Good Piano Lesson?… Not What You Think


I have a theory that applies to life... and it certainly applies to piano teaching too. I thought that if I made it into a cool little quote everyone would pin it like mad and my name might become … Continue Reading →