Are You Afraid to Begin?

Are You Afraid to Begin?

Posted on Jan 17, 2019 in Featured, Logistics, think

Any new endeavor is accompanied by at least a little fear. Maybe you interpret that feeling as doubt, caution or plain old scared! No matter the label, it can cause you to stop you in your tracks and continue to teach in a private piano setting. Because you’re afraid. I get it. In 1988 I […]

My Top Three

My Top Three

Posted on Jan 16, 2019 in Featured, Methods

This post focuses on methods written exclusively for group piano. “Way Cool” Keyboarding! 4 Kids Full of cool original compositions with tracks that work on todays’ excellent keyboards right from your USB. Created with the goal of having students play right away, by rote with beautiful floating hands. From the beginning students will keep a […]

What is Unique About Your Studio?

What is Unique About Your Studio?

Posted on Jan 15, 2019 in Planning

Maybe you teach mostly adults. Or maybe your expertise is teaching private piano to teenagers. Are you a stickler for only teaching classical music? Do your students learn to play by ear first? Piano lab is required for all your pianists? Composition? Even though I did no plan it this way, my studio caters mostly […]

What Type Of Group Piano Lessons Do You Offer?

What Type Of Group Piano Lessons Do You Offer?

Posted on Jan 14, 2019 in Planning

Group-Only? Partner? Overlapping? Weekly? Alternating? Performance Mixed Ages? Other? At my studio students enroll for group only or private only. I have not been adamant about everyone enrolling in group. I might be scared. I did it in 1988 and I lost half of my students. Boom! I knew it was the right thing to […]

Group Piano and Science

Group Piano and Science

Posted on Jan 9, 2019 in Featured, Methods, Piano Camp

Why Science? For the past few years incorporating S.T.E.M. into every day learning has been popular in public schools. The acronym stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  S.T.E.A.M would add an Art component to the mix. You can find all sorts of ways to add these subjects to your classroom activities and a great […]