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...
Using Technology in Music Lessons

Using Technology in Music Lessons

Since I began teaching lessons many years ago, I have noticed more often students seem to have smartphones, tablets, and computers. In fact, they seem to be getting them at younger and younger ages. These students often have a natural inclination towards technology in...
Appreciating the Gift of Music

Appreciating the Gift of Music

Music has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. My father and uncle frequently got together to write and record music as I was growing up, and I remember falling asleep to their music being played in the basement for all hours. I have been in love with...