How to Plan an Amazing Piano Recital with this Free Recital Planning Guide

Is your studio recital coming up soon? Need help organizing the details (decorations, food, gifts, and awards) and planning the perfect piano recital? My free piano recital planning guide and checklists can make the process efficient, stress-free, and easy! Download the free guide and start planning the easiest piano recital you’ve ever hosted!

How to Get Free Ink to Print Your Piano Teaching Worksheets and Resources

Need a month of free printer ink? Of course you do! Learn how to get all the printer ink you need at a very affordable price, save time, save money, and always have enough ink to print all the wonderful piano teaching worksheets, resources, and sheet music you’ve purchased!

How to Prepare for a Christmas Piano Recital

Is your piano recital coming up soon? Need help organizing the details (costume ideas, festive and easy decorations, food, student gifts, certificates & awards) and planning the perfect recital? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! Learn how to throw the most amazing piano recital your studio has ever seen: fantastic performances, beautiful decorations, and the perfect programs! Visit the blog to learn more!

Spread the Word and Streamline Communication with a Studio Newsletter

Learn how using newsletters to organize your thoughts and streamline communication with your piano studio families creates efficiency, excellent communication skills, and parents who look forward to reading newsletters. Plus, you can spread the word about openings in your studio, special events, and other important news easily!

Tips for Teaching Preschool Piano Students

Does your piano studio include students of all ages? How about tiny little preschoolers who are full of energy, endlessly enthusiastic, and always ready for adventure? Please enjoy this article and take note of this fun collection of tips and ideas for teaching the youngest piano students.

Envisioning Lifetime Goals for Our Students’ Involvement in Music

“As I have been thinking about my own students and this new year, I am contemplating the long view. What lifetime goals do I envision for my students’ involvement with music.” -Dr. Steve Betts. Please enjoy this article on envisioning lifetime goals for our students’ involvement in music, and using those goals to guide our teaching.


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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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