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Piano Teacher Goals for the New Year

by Georgina Wilson

Piano teacher goals tend to take a backseat behind student goals. Take this blog as a reminder to think about your year ahead and what you want to achieve!

01/02/2024 Read more

Piano Teachers’ Resolutions for the New Year

by Georgina Wilson

As the end of year approaches, it's a perfect time to discuss piano teachers' resolutions. For inspiration on changes you can make to improve your teaching business, keep reading!

12/18/2023 Read more

The Best Piano Teachers Do These 7 Things

by Georgina Wilson

Being the best piano teacher you can be isn't something that happens overnight. It's a continuous journey of growth and refinement. But how do you improve your skills and become a more effective and inspiring teacher?

12/11/2023 Read more

Is Professional Development Important For Piano Teachers?

by Georgina Wilson

Professional development for piano teachers is a topic that gets overlooked. People assume you already know how to play and teach the piano - is there any room for improvement?

12/04/2023 Read more

5 Reasons You Should Teach Advanced Piano Students

by Georgina Wilson

"Do you teach advanced piano students?" asks a prospective student. "I've just moved into town, and I'm looking for a teacher to help me prepare a piece for an audition." You hesitate; you don't tend to... but could you? You feel you'd be able to, but it's not something you've ever considered. Should you?

11/27/2023 Read more

What To Teach Advanced Piano Students

by Georgina Wilson

Teaching advanced piano students is a privilege and a challenge. What should you teach them to help foster and inspire and their musical growth?

11/20/2023 Read more
 

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Do You Ever Finish Learning The Piano?

by Georgina Wilson

Have you ever been asked by a student, "How long will it take for me to learn the piano?" Learning the piano is a lifelong journey. But why?

11/13/2023 Read more

3 Myths Of Teaching Advanced Piano Students

by Janna Williamson

So, you have your first student (or students) leaving the intermediate level and embarking on advanced study. You can do this! (And we're here to help!)

11/06/2023 Read more

Teaching Piano Technique To Advanced Students

by Tim Topham

Teaching advanced students piano technique can be a challenge. You know what to teach, but you don't know how to make it engaging and interesting.

10/30/2023 Read more

Engaging Intermediate Students With An Integrated Approach

by Georgina Wilson

Engaging intermediate students can be a challenge. They’ve finished their method books, and they’ve moved into the big wide world of intermediate repertoire. They’re also highly likely to be of an age where the piano is battling for attention against school clubs and other extra-curricular activities. Keeping students engaged and interested is vital in retaining ... Engaging Intermediate Students With An Integrated Approach

10/23/2023 Read more

3 Tips For Planning Curriculum for Your Intermediate Students

by Georgina Wilson

Do you feel a wave of worry whenever a newly-formed intermediate student finishes their last method book? These tips will help you navigate the intermediate level wilderness.

10/16/2023 Read more

Lesson Planning Tips for Music Teachers

by Georgina Wilson

Being a private music teacher can be overwhelming and stressful. Planning can help you feel calm and present and avoid that stressed feeling of starting a stretch of 8 lessons without a complete roadmap. We're here with some advice from teacher Janna Williamson. Read on for music lesson planning tips to help prepare your students for the best possible experience and outcomes.

10/09/2023 Read more