Tutorials, courses, technology, and other recommendations for piano teacher professional development.
The Importance of a Quarterly Review for Your Piano Teaching Business
As piano teaching business owners, we spend a lot of time planning ahead. We plan ahead for lessons. We plan ahead for festivals and recitals. We plan ahead to create the ideal piano teaching schedule. But do we ever look back on our businesses to review and reflect on what has already happened? A quarterly review can help you see clearly where you are, where you want to go, and what you need to do to get there in your music business.
The Top 5 Items to Include in Your Piano Studio Policy
A solid piano studio policy can serve as the cornerstone of a professional piano studio. The policy is the one single document where we list all of the “rules and regulations” of our studio, and where we explain not only what is expected of us, but what we expect of our piano students and their parents. Click here to read what a group of professional piano teachers believes are the top 5 things to include in a solid piano policy.
Simplify Your Tax Prep with One Simple Tool
Whether you’re a piano teacher who is reading this in March as you’re preparing your taxes, or reading in June when tax season seems so far away, staying on top of our taxes is something we should be doing year-round! Today I’m going to show you a very simple way to stay on top of your expense receipts so you won’t have to cram or panic at the last minute.
Teaching Pre-Recorded Video Piano Lessons: A Free Mini-Course
In this free mini-course, I’m answering all of your questions about pre-recorded video lessons. And there are some fantastic questions! I’ve also included demonstration videos of pre-recorded video lessons to give you an idea of how easy they are and what a great addition to your skillset and lesson options they can be.
How to Follow Copyright and Trademark Law in the Piano Studio
Copyright and trademark: These aren’t topics you’d particularly expect on a piano teaching website, right? But with more and more of our businesses going online every day, and with more and more of us designing piano teaching resources for our own studios and to give away or sell to other teachers, these are topics that absolutely cannot be overlooked and ignored. Continue reading to see how you can ensure you are following copyright law in your piano teaching business.
My Music Staff: The Best Studio Management Software for Piano Teachers
My Music Staff, MMS, is web-based studio management software that can help you with a variety of administrative tasks that you do for your piano studio. It’s like having your own personal assistant! If you’re an independent studio owner, or if you own a music academy with multiple teachers, My Music Staff can automate many of your administrative tasks to give you more freedom in your schedule to do what you really love – teach!
Easy Lower Back Stretch for Pianists
In this interview with Dr. Stephanie Elkins, DPT, we’ll learn how to improve piano posture with an easy lower back stretch for pianists. This is Part 4 of our piano posture series, in which we’re addressing the issues that cause neck and back pain from spending hours each day teaching piano lessons in person and online.
Chest Stretches to Improve Piano Posture
In this interview with Dr. Stephanie Elkins, DPT, we’ll learn how to improve piano posture with chest stretches. This is Part 3 of our piano posture series, in which we’re addressing the issues that cause neck and back pain from spending hours each day teaching piano lessons in person and online.
3 Upper Back Exercises for Piano Teachers
Piano teachers are complaining of back pain, neck pain, and shoulder pain from spending hours each day teaching online piano lessons. Learn how to address these issues with three upper back exercises for piano teachers in Part Two of my interview with Dr. Stephanie Elkins, DPT.
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!