What is Musical S.T.E.M.?

What is Musical S.T.E.M.?

Posted on Feb 16, 2019 in Featured, Methods, Piano Camp

In just a few words, Musical S.T.E.M. is a curriculum for playing the piano with science, technology, engineering and math. Have you planned your summer piano camp already? As I mentioned in a previous post  our teaching and learning has become increasingly segregated. We separate the arts from the sciences. In fact, when we combine the two, our teaching and learning becomes […]

Teaching Group Piano Like a Boss

Teaching Group Piano Like a Boss

Posted on Feb 4, 2019 in Classroom management, Featured, Logistics, Planning

What does LIKE A BOSS mean? According to the Cambridge Dictionary it is an informal way to say that “someone does something very well”. Better yet, the Urban Dictionary gives 7 different ways to explain the term which include, “something someone did that was amazing or awesome”, “to do anything with authority even when its not needed”. […]

5 Things  I Love   About Mixed Age Group Piano

5 Things I Love About Mixed Age Group Piano

Posted on Jan 28, 2019 in 10 things, Featured

Way back in 2015 I wrote a post titled 10 Things I Love About Group Piano  and as I read the list I found that there is nothing I would change. However, during the last two years I have been focusing on Mixed Age group classes. It has certainly been a challenge for me but […]

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 […]