We lead such busy lives that it's really important to find ways to relax and reduce the stress that we experience each day. Music is the perfect outlet for escaping a hectic day, and it's something that you can easily incorporate into everyday. Chances are, music is already a part of your day, but it never hurts to try new things or to start being more intentional about your current … [Read more...] about 6 Ways To Reduce Stress With Music
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I've recently had some deliveries of new music to try out in my studio and I wanted to highlight some of the recent additions to my teaching repertoire. Play Mormon Hymns I ordered all 3 books in this series. I have quite a few mormon students and they all like to work on hymns. I've come to really enjoy teaching their collection of hymns, but pedagogically, there can be some challenges … [Read more...] about New Music Finds This Month
Piano Practice Pads are an awesome tool to have in your studio and for your students to have access to at home. Students instantly feel comfortable using them because there is no risk of playing a wrong note. They can work with a keyboard kinesthetically without the worry of if they are right or wrong. And, they are small and light, so they are so easy to pull out and use in almost any situation … [Read more...] about 15 Ways To Use Piano Practice Pads
Happy Holidays from Pianissimo! I want to share with you some adorable holiday greeting cards that are perfect for music students, music fans, or just for you to add your own personality as you spread holiday cheer. Just enter your email address below and I'll email the cards straight to your inbox. You'll get 3 designs and each design can print as a foldable card or a postcard. I've … [Read more...] about A Christmas Gift For YOU!
I've challenged my students to practice piano everyday over Christmas break with our #28daysofpianopractice incentive. I know a lot of students really need the break, and honestly, the holidays are kind a distracting time of year. With this in mind, I've told my students that it's ok if their practicing over Christmas break doesn't necessarily look the same as their practicing during the rest … [Read more...] about 30 Ways To Practice Piano Over Christmas Break
'Tis the season for Christmas music and today I have a beautiful Christmas song to share with you. I'll get you set up with everything you need to play Silent Night on the piano. You do need some basic piano skills to play this song, so if you're just getting started at the piano, see this post called Your First Piano Lesson. This version of Silent Night by Will Baily isn't too difficult to … [Read more...] about Learn Silent Night On The Piano