Happy Fall, Y'all! In October, my students participated in our biggest ever costume recital, complete with food, photos, and even some hilarious games! Spoiler alert - you're going to get a few free downloads to help host your own fabulous recital! 😀 What did we do? To prepare for this ... Read More about Host the Best Ever “Happy Fall, Y’all!” Costume Recital
When students are sight-reading, why should they learn to keep their eyes up and on the page and not on their fingers or the piano keys? There are a lot of reasons, but one of my favorites is that it increases fluency in reading music. Read on to learn how to help kids and beginners of all ages ... Read More about Basketball Dribble Specs in Piano Lessons? Yes Please!
In recent months, I've heard a lot of teachers discussing and wondering how to help students play with emotion and feel their performances to create something magical. I wondered that myself for a very long time, and during my early years of teaching, I said things such as, "Play with feeling" or ... Read More about Three Rules for A Magical, Musical, Moving Performance
This post originally appeared at my original Plucky Pianista blog in December 2013, and is featured as part of "The Top Influential Piano Blogs You Should Be Reading" at Digital Piano Review Guide. The post has been revisited, refreshed, and revamped to bring you even more tips for ... Read More about Accompanying 101: 10 Tips for Beginning Accompanists
Creating word art gifts for students is not a new idea. However, the idea continues to circulate because, well, it's a terrific gift idea! It's quick, easy, and you can customize the gift for each individual student. The best part? You can do this for each student for the cost of a photo frame! I ... Read More about Create Quick & Easy Word Art Gifts for Your Students