Pianist Levels At My Studio

Pianist Levels At My Studio

Posted on Dec 19, 2019 in Featured, Logistics, Planning

A minor challenge you might encounter when combining your students into a mixed age class is labeling the levels. Different publishers label their levels in their own unique way. In a perfect world each label would represent exactly what we expected it to represent. And here we are – teaching piano in this imperfect world! […]

Talking Points

Talking Points

Posted on Sep 11, 2019 in Featured, Logistics, Planning, think

Anything out of the ordinary requires repetition and clarification. If it shakes up the status quo get ready for criticism. But if you truly believe that what you have to offer will be a benefit to others, you should not give up. Teaching group piano lessons in a private piano lesson world is not easy. […]

Piano Pyramid

Piano Pyramid

Posted on Aug 16, 2019 in Featured, Logistics, Methods, Planning

Have you heard of one-room school houses? In the history of education one-room school houses provided the ideal learning environment for many. Students of different ages and levels learned together. One teacher teaching different grade levels. This is the concept of mixed age group piano teaching or mixed ages. One teacher teaching different piano grade […]

Let’s Talk

Let’s Talk

Posted on Aug 3, 2019 in Featured, Logistics, Planning

Facebook is a very popular “go to” place for advice. Just “google it”, we say. Let’s see what comes up! I really don’t know why we think it is OK. Probably because it’s free. Maybe because it is somewhat anonymous. Then there comes a time when you need to find clarity about what you should […]

Total Fiasco?

Total Fiasco?

Posted on Apr 24, 2019 in Featured, Logistics, Piano Camp, Planning, think

Last year I had “the best idea ever” as I planned for summer piano classes. I had heard a great motivating podcast, I contacted the right people, I bought all the equipment, I created a buzz, I thought I did all the right things. I just failed to ask the parents and students what they […]