Teaching Tone Quality to Beginners

Teaching Tone Quality to Beginners

How do you teach piano students to play with a rich, beautiful tone? It’s a skill that is fundamental to the more complex artistry tasks such as voicing, balance, and expressive phrasing. A singing tone quality elevates a very elementary piece instantly and makes your...
Creative Ways to Teach Basic Piano Technique

Creative Ways to Teach Basic Piano Technique

It’s so important that we look for creative ways to teach our students, especially those beginners! If we can help them quickly recall those basic techniques, such as appropriate piano posture, nice and curved hands, legato fingering, pedal technique, etc., then...
Setting Goals: Piano Edition

Setting Goals: Piano Edition

Happy New Year, fellow piano teachers! The month of December is so full, isn’t it? Full of joy, family, gatherings, all manners of busyness…and if you’re a musician, probably full of concerts, rehearsals, and just a tad of blinding chaos? Hopefully, the joy and peace...
Musical Money

Musical Money

As we approach the end of the holiday season, now may be a great time to evaluate your finances and plan for the next year. Although we musicians sometimes get stuck in the “starving artist” mentality, no one is forcing us into poverty. While it may be true that most...