30 minutes of Shock and Awe; The Piano Teacher Trap You’ll Want to Avoid

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A teacher wrote to us recently feeling overwhelmed.  “I feel as though my lessons have become 30 minutes of “shock and awe”… I have so many awesome activities and ideas that I feel as though I’m pullin … Continue Reading →

Why Trevor Thinks We Mis-Named Our Dog and What It Means For Your Piano Teaching

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We have a dog named Marley… you know… like “Bad Dog Marley”. Trevor wanted to name him “The General” (I think in a failed attempt to boost the testosterone in an otherwise girl-dominated household). … Continue Reading →

7 Activities For $7.00… Amazing Piano Lessons on a Shoestring

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So my yearly order to Oriental Trading just went through… and my credit card is shedding some tears. But yours doesn't have to! Piano teachers have a lot of expenses, and there are easy ways to add so … Continue Reading →

10 Things You Need To Know About TEDDtales

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A little over a week ago, Andrea and I launched our newest resource, TEDDtales, to pre-release members, and today marks the official world-wide launch! If you’ve heard the chatter and want to learn m … Continue Reading →

You Simply Must Read this Picture Book on the First Day of Piano Lessons

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Yesterday I stumbled across a children’s picture book called Mole Music. Lexi (my oldest daughter) and I immediately fell in love with it! So much so, that as soon as I got home from the bookstore, I … Continue Reading →

7 Different Ways To Use Duets… All In One Piano Lesson

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Recently, I challenged myself to use duets for everything me and my piano students did together in one lesson. Why? Because duets are one of the most important and motivating tools we piano teachers … Continue Reading →

How I Will Improve My Piano Teaching Next Year

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The summer sun has arrived... and that means it's camping time. Well, actually, that means it's time to drag out the tent and see if it has provided shelter for mold this winter. I'm not going to … Continue Reading →

Why My Students Are Going To Start Cleaning The Piano Studio

Twelve years ago Trevor and I went to San Francisco. I have no idea why we haven’t been back since because it was one of the coolest cities we have visited. We, of course, hit up all of the major a … Continue Reading →