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9 Things you can do in a Piano Lesson with Kindermusik Instruments TODAY.

  Last week I was chillin on Facebook, scrolling through a swap shop when I saw someone had posted a set of Kindermusik instruments for sale. Her set included a hand drum, a triangle, a set of rhythm sticks, D and A resonator bars (chimes) with rubber mallets, a maraca and two hand held sets … Continue reading 9 Things you can do in a Piano Lesson with Kindermusik Instruments TODAY.

Surviving Recital Season

Recital season is in high gear. This is the time of year where school wraps up, and our piano students take the stage to prove to their parents that we do indeed teach them something. As a student, I dreaded recitals. Stage fright is still an issue I deal with today. But I never imagined … Continue reading Surviving Recital Season

Are Group Piano Lessons Right For You?

Are you new to teaching group lessons? If you're nervous about scheduling your first group lesson, you're not alone. I found it to be very intimidating, not only getting all the students together at one time, but keeping them focused on what I wanted them to do. So how do you know if group lessons … Continue reading Are Group Piano Lessons Right For You?

Connecting to Parents of Piano Students – A Key to Studio Success

In just about any book about teaching music, whether it’s violin, piano or accordion, you’re going to see the student-teacher-parent triangle. Each part of the triangle has responsibilities that will make the music learning experience successful. Some are obvious, like the student needs to practice, the teacher needs to teach, and the parent needs to … Continue reading Connecting to Parents of Piano Students – A Key to Studio Success