Every time I get a new student, I have them fill out a form for that I keep in their folder. It helps me keep track of important things like what type of instrument they have, what their backup phone number is, and if I should text them or email in a pinch. I used to … Continue reading New Piano Student Registration Form
Why I Teach From Home (or why I won't come to your house to teach lessons). I get asked to travel to student’s houses to teach pretty often. When I first decided to be a piano teacher full time, I would take any student I could get, even if it meant I had to drive … Continue reading Why I Teach From Home (or why I won’t come to your house to teach lessons).
I try my best to motivate my students by choosing music that they really enjoy, but sometimes that isn’t enough. Today I’m going to show you some of the ways I encourage students to work on their music at home in between lessons. Studio Incentives: Every student under age 10 gets a sticker chart. I … Continue reading Piano Studio Incentives and Prizes
Why does my kid need to practice? Practicing is the most important part of taking piano lessons. If a student doesn’t touch the piano at home, they’ll make little if no progress in their lessons. Why, you ask? Because it’s a skill, and just like any other skill, repetition is key to mastery. Let’s take … Continue reading Kids and Practicing