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
Before I offered preschool music classes in my piano studio, I would occasionally take on piano students who were not yet in Kindergarten, usually 3 or 4 years old. The biggest mistake that I made was that I treated these students like miniature versions of my school-aged students. I was savvy enough to know that I needed to keep things moving and change up activities frequently, but I … [Read more...] about 14 Benefits Of Preschool Music Class
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!