Scaffolding is kind of a strange name for a really important teaching concept. If you work with very young students or if you have young children of your own, you need to know about scaffolding! Scaffolding is a teaching technique where you demonstrate a skill to your child, then let them imitate you. Once they imitate you you can build on what their doing, then let them continue … [Read more...] about Help Your Preschoolers Succeed With Scaffolding
Archives for July 2017
You may have heard me mention flowkey before. It's a really awesome app that teaches you how to play the piano. (You can read my review of it here and find a complete beginner's guide here.) I don't usually endorse apps that could take the place of a real live piano teacher, but I've found that flowkey is a great tool for piano teachers to incorporate into piano lessons. And, I realize it's not … [Read more...] about Interview with Flowkey CEO Jonas Gößling
Summer is such a fun time of the year! There are camps, vacations, trips to the pool, longer days, looser schedules, more time with friends and family and generally less work and more play. All of these things are great for kids and so necessary for them to unwind from a school year and recharge for the next. But, it's still important to keep a bit of structure in their lives! I always … [Read more...] about How To Keep Your Child’s Piano Skills Sharp In The Summer
I've used Music Teacher's Helper for over a decade and I highly recommend it for teachers who need to streamline any type of organization within their studio. Music Teacher's Helper has tons of great features, but even if you only use a handful of them, it's absolutely worth it! For me, I primarily use it for keeping track of student registrations, invoicing and bookkeeping. When I … [Read more...] about Music Teacher’s Helper Review And 10% Off Your First Month!
Today, I want to highlight a practice tip that is beneficial for everyone: all ages, all levels, all abilities, all instruments! It might seem like common sense, but repetition in practice is one of the very best ways to succeed! Repetition in practice will absolutely look different for different people, but the idea is the same. You simply have to repeat something over and over to get … [Read more...] about Make The Most Of Your Practice Routine With This Simple Technique
I'm in the process to moving all of my photos to a new home. In the meantime, most of them aren't showing up on the blog! Sorry for the inconvenience! SaveSave … [Read more...] about Pardon The Dust!