Flowkey is one of my favorite online tools that I recommend to help people learn piano. It is an interactive app that has tutorials for hundreds of piano songs in all levels as well as online courses for beginning pianists. I've written a bit about flowkey before. You can read my full review of it here and an interview with the creator here. Today I want to share some ideas and resources … [Read more...] about A Beginner’s Guide To Flowkey
For the first time, my students have really gotten the hang of how to play chords along with music. They're having a great time learning the chords and exploring music with them, so I wanted to share with you a little bit about what we're doing. I've always been stumped about how to teach students to play and think with chords because, as I mentioned recently, sometimes my music theory … [Read more...] about Teaching Piano Students To Jam With Chords
Even though I love the idea of teaching my students to improvise, I have to admit that I've always been intimidated by it. I taught myself to improvise when I was in college after several music theory epiphanies. Suddenly, chords, harmonization, melodic lines, and rhythmic patterns all made sense and came freely when I sat down and played. (Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which … [Read more...] about Teach Improvisation With InnerMusician – Review
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
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!
My kids just finished up their year of preschool. We're super excited about summer and all of the fun activities that it brings. But, suddenly, we've lost the rhythm and routine of our normal schedule. When we have long days at home, I always try to break up the day with a few activities, whether we're out and about or just in our living room. Music activities are always a … [Read more...] about Preschool Music At Home On Long Summer Days