Piano Students: The Reason We Teach

Piano Students: The Reason We Teach

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about why I teach piano. Why is it important? Is it important? What makes it feel worthwhile to me when I’m heading out the door to teach lessons, and my own young children are begging me to stay home? What keeps me going when I feel...
A Day in the Life of a Piano Teacher

A Day in the Life of a Piano Teacher

The work of a piano teacher is so important. Don’t you agree? Think about the fantastic privilege we have – it is a joy to share the gift of music with young people. But it’s not always cotton-candy and rainbows. There are days when our best efforts...
It All Begins with a Song (Madison’s Story)

It All Begins with a Song (Madison’s Story)

Today’s post is about one of my students. I’ve taught Madison for several years in different settings. She is a bright ball of glowing energy and so intuitive and discerning for her age. The following story is one of the most meaningful experiences...