Mixed Ages: Part III

Mixed Ages: Part III

Posted on Feb 25, 2019 in Class Routine, Featured, Methods, Planning

It is so exciting to see the many ways that group piano teaching has blossomed over the past 20 years. I’ve mentioned the different styles before, and with today’s post, I wish to highlight just one. Read Part I and Part II here. The group piano class for mixed ages allows students to build friendships, […]

Preschool Piano

Preschool Piano

Posted on Feb 24, 2019 in Featured, Planning, think

This blog post first appeared on missdorla.com You won’t be alone if you were wondering why children are encouraged to start piano lessons early. While every parent would fancy the thought of bringing up the next world famous pianist, enrolling in a preschool piano class doesn’t necessarily mean you want them to become professional musicians. […]

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”. […]

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 […]