Teaching Piano in Groups by Christopher Fisher

Teaching Piano in Groups by Christopher Fisher

Posted on Dec 12, 2019 in Featured, Planning, think

It has been an honor to chat with teachers from all over the world about group piano teaching. One of my most favorite things to do is to match them up with the best resources available that I am aware of. One of these timeless resources is Christopher Fisher’s book Teaching Piano in Groups.  It […]

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. […]

Importance of Group Piano

Importance of Group Piano

Posted on May 8, 2019 in Featured, Planning, think

Let’s be real.   Teaching children to play the piano in a group setting is not easy. Today, I am thinking of a group piano class that meets at 3:30 pm on Fridays.  Six students. Ages 7-12. Two of them talk continuously. Even with headphones on. One always want to follow his own agenda. Another […]

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 […]

Marketing  Your Piano Camp

Marketing Your Piano Camp

Posted on Apr 10, 2019 in Piano Camp, Planning, think

Let me be honest with you. I struggle with marketing. It’s one of the parts of owning a business that makes me cringe. I have soooo many mental blocks when it comes to talking about my awesome piano studio*. It is just ridiculous. But I am willing to learn and change my way of thinking. […]