Category: Tutorials

How to Use Printable Sticky Notes in Piano Lessons

Printable sticky notes in piano lessons can give students ownership over their own practice sessions. Quick, easy, customizable sticky notes work for scales, solo repertoire, theory, recital prep, and so much more! Students follow their own practice steps, make practice time more effective and efficient, and come to lessons more prepared.

Roasted Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato, & Carrot Soup

This is a delicious & easy soup recipe that is perfect for busy piano teachers to prepare early in the day or over the weekend. The flavors get better and more yummy each day, and it is fantastic reheated. Butternut squash, carrots, onions, sweet potatoes, cinnamon, and garlic. Perfect recipe for busy piano teachers who want to prep the soup ahead and enjoy for a lovely autumn or winter dinner.

Host the Best Ever “Happy Fall, Y’all!” Costume Recital

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!

Create Quick & Easy Word Art Gifts for Your Students

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!

Googly Eye Dice Tutorial and Piano Teaching Tips

Have you noticed that dice and googly eyes seem to be incredibly popular right now in teaching circles? I’ve seen several great blog posts using one or the other lately! Here’s a really easy tutorial, plus piano teaching tips, to show you how to combine the two into a fabulous teaching tool and make your own googly eye dice! They’re perfect for any classroom, the elementary music room, piano lessons, and more!

Professional Email Signatures for Your Piano Teaching Business

Add professionalism and style to your piano teaching business email accounts by learning to create free & professional email signatures with Canva & WiseStamp! Follow the tutorial and you’ll learn how to elevate the professionalism of your piano studio communications with custom, beautifully designed email signatures that are truly unique and totally you!

How to Use Emojis On Your Mac

We all use emojis on our phones, and now you can learn how to use emojis in any document or social media site when using your Mac! It’s super easy to use keyboard shortcuts to add those fun little smiley faces anywhere by following the simple steps in this free tutorial 😁👍🏻 Piano students love them when you add them to their assignment sheets too! ❤️🎵🎹

How to Use Advanced Font Features in Keynote for Mac

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!

100+ Instagram Hashtags for Music Teachers

I LOVE using specific hashtags on Instagram to connect with others who have similar interests and who love music as much as I do, especially piano teachers on Instagram! Visit the blog for a free list of over 100 of the best Instagram hashtags for music teachers that will help you get your content seen, attract followers, and boost your visibility!

Welcome!

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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