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 … [Read more...] about 30 Ways To Practice Piano Over Christmas Break
Do you have a piano student or piano fan you're shopping for this holiday season? I've come up with a list of gifts that are perfect for any piano-loving person in your life! Keyboard If Santa is going big this year, pianos and keyboards are such fun gifts that keep on giving. I highly recommend the Yamaha P125. (I have 2 in my studio and tons of my students have this keyboard.) … [Read more...] about Christmas Gifts For Piano Fans
The Pianissimo Store just got updated with Piano Practice Pads. This is something you'll want to check out! Piano Practice Pads are light-weight, 3-dimensional piano keyboards. They don't make any sound and the keys don't move, but they have tons of awesome uses both in piano lessons and in piano practicing. In Piano Lessons I keep one right by my piano and I'm always pulling it out to … [Read more...] about Piano Practice Pads – Now Available in the Pianissimo Store
A few months ago, I shared how to make a little practice counter out of beads and string. Today, I have a bigger version to show you that is made from wooden pieces. It is really simple to make and it's a great practice tool. This would be an easy gift for teachers to make for students, an activity for a group class or an at-home project for parents and students to do together. You … [Read more...] about Make Your Own Practice Counter – Larger Version
Whether your child just started piano, or you're a seasoned piano parent, I wanted to give parents some ideas of things that they can be doing to help their students be successful at the piano. 1. Make Sure Your Child Has A Good Instrument To Practice On It is really important that students start out their piano careers with 88 full-sized weighted keys on a fully functioning instrument. This … [Read more...] about Advice For New (And Experienced) Piano Parents