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5 Strategies for Overcoming Performance Anxiety

by Georgina Wilson

Your students will be more confident in their performances if you follow these five guidelines.

05/09/2022 Read more

How to Record Online Lessons

by Diego Cardini

Online teaching can be overwhelming. We break down the equipment to get you started.

04/15/2022 Read more

Top 6 Motivation Reasons Your Adult Piano Students Love to Study Piano

by Erika & Adam Gingery

Understand these top 6 reasons adult students take lessons, to attract and serve them better

01/09/2022 Read more

How to Streamline Your Music Lesson Planning (And Reclaim Your Own Time!)

by Rosemarie Penner

It might seem like lesson planning is just the domain of school teachers, but this isn’t the case. Music lesson planning is just as important in the music studio. So, how do you find a balance between the creativity of teaching an instrument and the structure of a well-designed program for each student? If we ... How to Streamline Your Music Lesson Planning (And Reclaim Your Own Time!)

12/11/2021 Read more

A Fresh Look at the Intersection Between Piano Technique and Musical Expression

by Edna Golandsky

How to craft better musical expression with piano technique

11/19/2021 Read more

5 principles for music studio teachers to avoid getting stuck in the weeds

by Grant Carson

Do you have at least one student currently struggling in lessons? Read on!

11/08/2021 Read more
 

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Stop Teaching Guitar Like This!

by Michael Gumley

Are you doing any of these 3 lesson deal-breakers?

10/14/2021 Read more

Let’s Talk About Our Practise Expectations

by Andrew Eales

If students aren't practising, is the teacher to blame?

09/17/2021 Read more

How to Prep for Your Best Music Lessons Yet with Janna Williamson

by Emily Laney

We’ve spoken with teacher Janna Williamson about her favourite music lesson planning tips to set students up for the best possible experiences and outcomes. (Also strong planning is key to not be eaten alive by your preschool students!) With these lesson planning tips from Janna, you can focus on being calm and present and avoid ... How to Prep for Your Best Music Lessons Yet with Janna Williamson

08/19/2021 Read more

‘Stage Fright’ – Are Exam-Based Teaching Methods to Blame?

by Tim Fletcher

Why is a recital so nerve-wracking?

06/30/2021 Read more

An Empathy-Based Approach to Challenging Behaviours in the Music Studio

by Erin Parkes

What is a teacher to do in those 'I've had it!' moments

06/23/2021 Read more

Why I Love Tim Topham’s Music Teacher Startup Course (and How It Compares to the Competition!)

by Rebecca Reid

Review & comparison of Music Teacher Startup course

05/29/2021 Read more