Category: Piano Student Rapport

Goals for Piano Students and Teachers: How to Set and Achieve Them

Learn how to plan, set, and achieve your goals for an organized and productive piano teaching year! Use this workbook as a piano teacher goal-setting guide, and use it with your piano students to help them set and achieve fantastic long-term and short-term goals.

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.

Building a Foundation of Mutual Trust in Piano Lessons

I am so pleased to introduce the author of this guest post, Tiffiney Harms. She is a music professor, pianist, and dear friend, and we have known one another since 2005. Wow, has it really been that long? Read on for the rest of that story, and please enjoy this thought-provoking and beautifully-written article on how we can build a foundation of mutual trust, respect, and musicality within the context of music lessons.


At, our mission is to provide piano teaching resources, sheet music, and ideas that will help you and your piano students thrive!

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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