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.
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.
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!
WunderKeys Elementary Piano Level 2A Will Change The Game For Your Tweens & Teens...
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 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!
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.