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Three Rules for A Magical, Musical, Moving Piano Performance

Increase your students’ musicality instantly! If your students follow these 3 rules, they will be on their way to learning how to create magical, musical, moving performances every time they play the piano. Recital performances will improve, lessons will be more fun, and home practice will be much more motivating! Check out these piano teaching tips and help your students, even young beginners, learn how to play musically from the very first piano lesson.

Accompanying 101: 10 Tips for Beginning Accompanists

Here are ten tips for beginning accompanists that my piano students have used when playing for a choir, singers, or soloist, and hopefully your young accompanists will find them useful for accompanying vocalists and instrumentalists as well. If your students follow these helpful tips, they’ll accompany their first gig like a pro!

Create Quick & Easy Word Art Gifts for Your Students

Creating quick, easy, and affordable DIY word art gifts for your piano students isn’t a new idea, but the idea keeps popping up because it’s terrific! Follow my step-by-step tutorial and you’ll learn how to make printable, beautiful, and affordable gifts for your piano students in no time!

How to Create Gorgeous Photo Backdrops for Piano Recitals

There are so many different kinds of decorations that you can use as backdrops for your recital photos, how are you supposed to know what to choose? Click here to learn what kind of photo backdrops I’m currently hooked on in my studio, how to make decorating a breeze, and how to host the most beautiful piano recital your studio has ever seen with these gorgeous backdrops for piano recitals!

Googly Eye Dice Tutorial and Piano Teaching Tips

Have you noticed that dice and googly eyes seem to be incredibly popular right now in teaching circles? I’ve seen several great blog posts using one or the other lately! Here’s a really easy tutorial, plus piano teaching tips, to show you how to combine the two into a fabulous teaching tool and make your own googly eye dice! They’re perfect for any classroom, the elementary music room, piano lessons, and more!

Professional Email Signatures for Your Piano Teaching Business

Add professionalism and style to your piano teaching business email accounts by learning to create free & professional email signatures with Canva & WiseStamp! Follow the tutorial and you’ll learn how to elevate the professionalism of your piano studio communications with custom, beautifully designed email signatures that are truly unique and totally you!

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Favorite piano teaching resources at MelodyPayne.com

Hi! I’m Melody Payne, a pianist and piano teacher, educational resource author, a fun-loving wife to the most wonderful and talented hubby I could ask for, and a lifelong learner who loves to share. I want to make your life as a music teacher easier by writing and sharing helpful and relevant music teaching articles, and by creating educational resources with your very own students in mind. If you are a parent who wants to enroll your child in piano lessons, I’d love for us to get started building those skills that can give your child a lifetime of musical enjoyment!

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