How to Teach Piano To Kids

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Do you have a piano student playing on a "toy" keyboard or a old, broken piano? Time for an upgrade? Use my email template to begin the conversation with parents. Teaching Aids, Piano Teaching, Music Instructor, Best Piano, Reading Test, Letter To Parents, Online Lessons, Music School, Book Design Layout

Is your piano student playing on a 'toy' piano?

Do you have a piano student playing on a 'toy' keyboard or a old, broken piano? Time for an upgrade? Use my email template.

($12.95 on AMAZON)Capture your piano students' interest and boost their understanding of sharps and flats with this book that is designed to make a memorable learning experience. Filled with practice, pieces and even a cut-and-play piano game! Find it on Amazon here.
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The cutest way to learn about sharps and flats! Piano Book for Level 1 Piano.

($12.95 on AMAZON)Capture your piano students' interest and boost their understanding of sharps and flats with this book that is designed to make a memorable learning experience. Filled with practice, pieces and even a cut-and-play piano game! Find it on Amazon here.

Do you have piano students who play WAY too fast? These 7 tips will help you control their tempo. Piano Teaching, Student Teaching, Teaching Tips, School Teacher, Teacher Stuff, Physical Education Games, Music Education, Health Education, Music Teachers

7 tips for reigning-in the 'jackrabbits' in your studio

Do you have piano students who play WAY too fast? These 7 tips will help you control their tempo.

Have you fallen into the trap of "hollow praise"? Do your words not mean as much to your piano students as they could? Find out in this post. #PianoLessons #PianoTeaching #PianoStudent Piano Teaching, Teaching Resources, Piano Lessons, Giving, Students, Teen, This Or That Questions, Motivation, Games

Tips for giving meaningful feedback in piano lessons

Have you fallen into the trap of 'hollow praise'? Do your words not mean as much to your piano students as they could? Find out in this post.

Blues Piano Lessons What should you say to a struggling piano student? We break it down in this post. Piano Lessons For Kids, Music Lessons, Piano Teaching, Student Teaching, Teaching Tips, Music Flashcards, Music Theory Games, Playing Piano, Music Education

6 Tips For Talking To Struggling Piano Students

We will all encounter a student who struggles at some point. To get them over the hump and onward to success, keep these 6 tips in mind.

How are we to know if that “nod of the head” is actually a legitimate indication of understanding. Does the word “yes” actually mean yes? Was that correct answer actually correct or a lucky guess? Check out our 8 Ways to Check for Understanding below to find out! How To Know, How To Find Out, Piano Teaching, Make Sense, Teacher, Student, Words, Check, Professor

Does your piano student *actually* understand? Here's how to know for sure...

How are we to know if that “nod of the head” is actually a legitimate indication of understanding. Does the word “yes” actually mean yes? Was that correct answer actually correct or a lucky guess? Check out our 8 Ways to Check for Understanding below to find out!

Find out how this method book will motivate your piano students during the time they need it most! Listen to a bunch of pieces from the book here. Piano Teaching, Motivate Yourself, Getting Old, Students, Teen, Motivation, Books, Kids, Young Children

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Find out how this method book will motivate your piano students during the time they need it most! Listen to a bunch of pieces from the book here.

What should you do if your piano students didn't practice during your summer break? Here's 5 tips for reversing the "summer slide" Music Ed, Piano Music, Piano Teaching, Teaching Tools, Piano Games, Summer Slide, Teaching Techniques, Movement Activities

NO piano practice happened during summer break? Your plan...

What should you do if your piano students didn't practice during your summer break? Here's 5 tips for reversing the 'summer slide'.

A lost tooth is a momentous occasion for a young child – it’s “big news” in kid land. So, today we’re sharing an easy improv activity you can use with young piano students who have lost a tooth. The next time your student announces a “wiggler” or gleefully shows you a brand new, gap-toothed smile, pull out this printable and celebrate the occasion with some improv fun! Google Drive, Crochet Patterns, Knitting Patterns, Quilt Patterns, Sewing Patterns, Amigurumi Patterns, Amigurumi Toys, Knitting Ideas, Baby Knitting
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Piano student with a loose tooth? Celebrate with this fun lesson activity

A lost tooth is a momentous occasion for a young child – it’s “big news” in kid land. So, today we’re sharing an easy improv activity you can use with young piano students who have lost a tooth. The next time your student announces a “wiggler” or gleefully shows you a brand new, gap-toothed smile, pull out this printable and celebrate the occasion with some improv fun!

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Brain Breaks Ideas: 10 Crossing Midline Activities for Kids

Perfect for re-charging and re-focusing, these 10 great Youtube videos will get your kids moving and grooving as they cross that all important midline. Great for brain breaks at school or at home.

If moving on from unfinished piano pieces makes you uncomfortable (as it used to make me!) in today’s post I’m sharing 7 reasons why should not feel guilty about letting go of unfinished piano pieces. Team Building Activities, Music Activities, Teaching Activities, Teaching Resources, Teaching Ideas, Violin Lessons, Music Lessons, Physical Education Games, Health Education

7 reasons why it's okay to move on from unfinished "stale" piano pieces

If moving on from unfinished piano pieces makes you uncomfortable (as it used to make me!) in today’s post I’m sharing 7 reasons why should not feel guilty about letting go of unfinished piano pieces.

Four tools you can use with piano students who have the ability to focus, but do not yet have the necessary strategies to do so predictably… Team Building Activities, Music Activities, Piano Teaching, Teaching Tips, Piano Lessons, Music Lessons, Physical Education Games, Health Education, Kids Piano

Piano student with a "busy brain"? Here are 4 tools to help your student focus

Four tools you can use with piano students who have the ability to focus, but do not yet have the necessary strategies to do so predictably…

Did you notice that some students seemed less than enthusiastic to return to piano lessons? Here's a plan to get them back on track. Piano Lessons, Music Lessons, Best Piano, Piano Teaching, Teaching Tips, Music And Movement, Online Lessons, Music Education, How To Plan

A 5-step plan for your piano kids who are not enthusiastic

Did you notice that some students seemed less than enthusiastic to return to piano lessons? Here's a plan to get them back on track.

These 6 piano lesson activities will send your students out the door before summer holidays smiling and excited to return to lessons in the fall. Piano Games, Piano Music, Piano Teaching, Teaching Tips, Piano Lessons, Music Lessons, Music Education, Music Class, Students

6 activities for your 'last lesson' before summer holidays.

These 6 piano lesson activites will send your students out the door before summer holidays smiling and excited to return to lessons in the fall.

A fun pre-recital piano game that will help students kick their anxiety to the curb when the big day arrives. Music Activities, Teaching Activities, Teaching Tools, Teaching Ideas, Piano Lessons, Music Lessons, Piano Games, Music Games, Piano Recital

Banish performance anxiety with this printable recital game!

If your students focus on mentally checking off these simple tasks, tiny seeds of success will be planted in their brains before they begin to play.

This year's late Easter has created the perfect storm for piano teachers. Not only will kids be pumped up about an upcoming holiday, but they'll be Piano Lessons, Music Lessons, Piano Games, Music Theory Worksheets, Easy Piano Sheet Music, Homemade Instruments, Piano Teaching, Easter Candy, Jelly Beans

4 Piano Lesson Score Study Games For Those Easter Jelly Beans

The ultimate Easter candy is, of course, jelly beans. They are a piano-friendly manipulative and are the tool of choice for today’s post. If you prefer not to use food in lessons, these games work great with IWAKO erasers, buttons and beads. Bringing thematic manipulatives into your teaching is an effective way to grab the wandering attention of young piano students while reinforcing important musical concepts.