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I believe there is music in every child, and it is such a joy to help each child I teach fall in love with music! If you are the parent of a K-12 student, I look forward to working with your child and giving your child an amazing set of skills that can be used for a lifetime of musical enjoyment.

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Hi! I’m Melody. I enjoy helping piano teachers like you feel empowered to create the piano studio you’ve always wanted so that you can live your best piano teaching life.

My goal is to provide creative solutions to the issues you face on a daily basis by drawing from my own experiences so you know that I am working hard right beside you.

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A Deep Dive into Schubert’s Waltz in B minor

Teachers – what is your superpower? My piano teacher superpower seems to be teaching intermediate historical repertoire in a way that allows my students to play expressively. I love getting my students engaged with works by the great masters, including one of my all-time favorites, Franz Schubert, whose Waltz in B minor, D.145 / Op.18, No.6 will be discussed here.

7 Tips to Attract New Online Piano Students with Your Studio Website

Many studios have been hit extremely hard during the COVID-19 pandemic and have suffered immensely from a dramatic decrease in student enrollment. In this post, I’ll share with you 7 tips on how I have grown my piano studio during a pandemic by using my piano studio website as a recruiting tool. After reading this post, you’ll have a toolbox of ways you can grow your online studio too!