Have you ever thought about starting a blog or creating a website? Blogs and websites are excellent communication tools for piano teachers and anyone who has some thing to teach or share with other people. I don't consider myself a blogging expert by any means, but I've learned quite a bit about blogging and creating websites over the years. Like most things in life, my blog has evolved … [Read more...] about Blogging For Piano Teachers
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 used to be a pen and paper kind of person. I would keep notebooks to track my studio enrollment, payments, how much student owed and more. I had giant binders full of forms, charts, and spreadsheets for every student. My system did the job, but it definitely wasn't very efficient. And, it took up a lot of space. I had to diligently keep track of every detail of my business. If a student owed … [Read more...] about Music Teacher’s Helper Review And 10% Off Your First Month!
Last updated: March 15, 2020 I have been using video chat platforms like Skype and FaceTime to teach piano online for over a decade now. I remember back when I first tried it out, it seemed like such a revolutionary idea. These days, I have quite a few long-distance students and I weave online lessons into my regular teaching schedule each day. It's really quite easy and effective to learn … [Read more...] about Using Skype or FaceTime To Teach or Learn Piano
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