Andrea West is a piano teacher, graphic designer, and marketing director who recently held an outside piano recital on her front porch! Rather than canceling her recital due to Covid concerns, she thought outside the box to create a fun and memorable experience for her piano families. Please enjoy Andrea’s article on eight simple steps for hosting an outdoor piano recital.
Jennifer Bowman is a composer and piano teacher who organized a fully-online piano workshop with composer Christopher Norton. In this article, Jennifer shares how she arranged this highly successful online event for her piano studio in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ten of my students and I performed a virtual piano ensemble recital. It was all done via our online piano lessons by using lots of practice tracks, the metronome, videos, and powerful editing software that could handle all 11 videos at once. In this post I’m going to share some tips for creating a basic virtual piano ensemble. Let’s work together with our students to make virtual piano recitals fun, engaging, and exciting experiences for our students and their families!
Eliminate the overwhelm, put your fears behind you, and learn to be a successful and confident online piano teacher with the step-by-step information included in my eBook course “Teaching Music Lessons Online”. Learn what equipment you will need, how to set it up, the pros and cons of online lessons, how to teach an online lesson, tips for teachers & students, and much more in this guide for piano teachers.
These beautiful editable recital kits are the perfect way to save yourself time & energy as you prepare for your studio recital, & give your event a polished, professional, and cohesive look! These recital kits are created to be used in Google Slides™. Each kit is editable in Google Slides™ and is so easy to use! The kits include invitations, programs, & certificates in multiple colors and designs. Perfect for piano recitals, & any musical performance or concert!
AnyTune Pro is an app that allows you to change the tempo and key of a piece or song, and even set practice loops to drill a specific section! My students and I are loving this app, and I wanted to share with you how we use it in piano lessons. Perfect for practicing, performing, playing in a band, learning lead sheets and chord charts, and even for using with piano method books! Click here to learn more and grab a free download to help you get started!
Thanks to videoconferencing tools such as Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, and others, teaching online piano lessons is becoming more and more popular among teachers all over the world. Learn about finding the right clients, introducing concepts in online lessons, visual aids, having online students perform in your studio recitals, what to do when your screen freezes, and more.
When students enter our studios, they usually arrive with some sort of baggage. Leftover and unprocessed feelings or emotions from the day, worries, stresses, fears. We often don’t see or hear about these issues, especially with students that are really good at “keeping it together”, but sometimes those feelings rear their heads during our weekly lessons with our students, causing a pause in our instructional time and begging for our attention. Most of us have experienced lessons like this, especially those of us who have been teaching for a long time. Here’s a recent account of one of these experiences with one of my college students that I felt compelled to share with you: How we overcame the mental obstacles so he could perform beautifully, in spite of his anxiety.
Is your studio 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 “Happy Fall, Y’all!” piano recital your studio has ever seen: fantastic performances, fun games, delightful costumes, and the perfect programs!
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.
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!
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!
Make the fonts on your social media images, blog images, and other online pictures pop by using advanced font features in Keynote for Mac! Create stunning Instagram overlays, design beautiful cover images for your shop, create unique images for your blog posts, design professional piano recital programs, and take them to the next level with this simple idea!
Choosing gifts for your piano students can be fun and easy with this free list of over 50 gift ideas! Grab the free download and you’ll see tons of fun gift ideas that are musical, non-musical, cheap, customizable, DIY, and fun! Perfect for recitals, stocking stuffers, Christmas, birthdays, or whenever you need a special treat for your piano students!
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!
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!