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
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!
Whenever I see a list of "life hacks" floating around facebook, I almost can't help but open it up and check it out. I love clever little tricks that make life easier! Why didn't I think to store my bagel in a CD spindle?! Lately, I've been all about efficiency and simplicity in both my piano studio as well as my home. I've noticed tons of great ideas pop up from other piano teachers, so I … [Read more...] about Piano Teacher Life Hacks
Today I'm sharing a review of one of my favorite music theory resources - Tonic Tutor! If you'd like to try it out in your studio, you'll find a code near the end of this post for half off your first month! I just love music theory! i've always enjoyed digging deeper into why music works the way it does. I distinctly remembering all of the lightbulbs that went off in my mind when I really … [Read more...] about Tonic Tutor Review – Music Theory Website