How I Managed To Give My Piano Students Extra Lesson Time Without Increasing My Teaching Time


Disclaimer – I know this won't work with all siblings, but if you have a couple of little angels or "best friends", you may discover that the following experiment can work for you too! On Wednesday a … Continue Reading →

What Piano Teachers Can Learn From Lexi’s Tongue-Twisted Spelling Test


After helping Lexi with her spelling dictation last night, Trevor's tongue is sufficiently twisted. The night involved Trevor reciting the sentences she had brought home while Lexi attempted to record … Continue Reading →

Here’s What Happens At Our House When You Pull Out The Mic and Plug In The Amp


As many of you already know, Andrea and I are the (very) proud parents of two wonderful girls, Lexi and Halle. While Halle still sports her pudgy toddler cheeks, I worry that Lexi has moved beyond … Continue Reading →

How Thrift Store Junk Can Motivate Your Piano Students


In July of 2009 an experiment was conducted that did not have anything to do with piano teaching. But, as it turned out, the results have EVERYTHING to do with piano teaching. The Significant … Continue Reading →

From Pinterest to Piano Teaching Awesomeness in 5 Simple Steps


I could easily spend an entire day happily sifting through Pinterest… okay I could probably happily spend a week! But when you're a piano teacher time is precious, and you may think that Pinterest is … Continue Reading →

The Magic of Teaching Piano Using Mirroring


I spend quite a bit of time working with my piano kids on developing fluency in their playing. Why? Because there's benefits for everyone when this "clicks" for them: 1. As the teacher you are able … Continue Reading →

Finding Your Method Book Soul-Mate


If you head into any sheet music department, the majority of shelf space is taken up by the "giants" in the method book world.  It's not hard to quickly discover who the big guys are.   But before y … Continue Reading →

The Top 5 Piano Teaching Posts in 2013


In 2013 Trevor and I wrote a combined 195 piano teaching posts. That’s 136 500 words of piano teaching advice… which just happens to be more words than were needed to write Harry Potter and the Pri … Continue Reading →