I Only Have One Piano…

I Only Have One Piano…

Posted on Mar 17, 2018 in Logistics, Methods

  Have you been staying away from teaching piano in a group setting because you do not have a room full of pianos? If one piano is your current situation and you are ready to schedule your first group lesson, here are a few suggestions: Find duos, trios, quartets and other pieces that allow different combinations […]

Mixed Ages – part 2

Mixed Ages – part 2

Posted on Mar 10, 2018 in Class Routine, Featured, Logistics

In part 1 of Mixed Ages I shared my reasons for mixing different ages and piano skills in my weekly group lessons. Now I will share how I have made it work. Group lessons must always have a structure and a plan so that chaos does not take over.  Adding different ages and skills could […]

Piano Party!

Piano Party!

Posted on Feb 25, 2018 in Featured, Logistics, Piano Camp

Have you noticed that right around week 6 on the teaching calendar students have that bored look on their faces? Are you as a teacher a few steps away from burn out?  Besides adding a change of pace, a Piano Party can infuse your studio with  much needed energy. This is also an activity that […]

Piano Camp Lesson Plan

Piano Camp Lesson Plan

Posted on Apr 15, 2017 in Class Routine, Logistics, Piano Camp

Here is a sample of a summer piano camp lesson plan that you can use as “spine” for your planning. It is the same format that I suggested in my  Group Piano Summer Piano in 30 Days post.  However here you will find a little more detail for each section.  This is just to get you […]

Piano Camp – How Much Should I Charge?

Piano Camp – How Much Should I Charge?

Posted on Apr 14, 2017 in Logistics, Piano Camp

This question has come up a lot since I posted the 30 day plan for a summer piano camp. As I write this I understand that everyone’s situation will have different variations, however my intention is just to share a basic format for you to follow and apply to your own situation. One of the most […]