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How To Make Your Online Group Piano Lessons More Engaging

by Georgina Wilson

Questions we see asked a lot are, "What should I do in my online group piano lessons?" and "How do I make my online group classes fun?" Group lessons are all about having fun while making music with other students, and that doesn't have to be limited to in-person group lessons!

04/03/2023 Read more

Ideas For Teaching A Multi-Age Group Piano Lesson

by Lynnette Barney

Do you find it hard to find activities suitable for multi-age group piano lessons? Are you looking for help and inspiration for teaching group classes? Check out these fantastic tips!

03/28/2023 Read more

Tips For Teaching Group Lessons

by Tim Topham

Group lessons have SO many benefits, but can be overwhelming - our tips will help inspire you!

03/19/2023 Read more

10 Step Checklist For Sight Reading Success

by Tim Topham

When it comes to being a successful sight reader, it all comes down to how your students prepare.

03/18/2023 Read more

5 Ways To Help Your Students Feel Performance Ready

by Georgina Wilson

Performances can be scary. Can you remember how you felt as a music student walking onto a stage for the first time? Do you remember your hands shaking as you played your first note? As teachers we can help our students feel less nervous about performing, and boost their confidence, whether they're playing in a recital, a competition, or an exam.

03/06/2023 Read more

3 Ways To Make Teaching Scales More Interesting

by Tim Topham

Make teaching scales more interesting for your students with these fun ideas!

02/27/2023 Read more

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4 Tips for Teaching Piano Beginner Technique

by Tim Topham

Teaching beginner piano students technique can be hard, but our four tips will help put you in good stead.

02/22/2023 Read more

A Piano Teacher’s Guide To Teaching Sight Reading

by Tim Topham

Learn the best ways to teach sight reading to your piano students (plus a handy checklist to download)

02/13/2023 Read more

Piano Exams: A Piano Teacher’s Guide

by Tim Topham

Piano exams can spark an array of questions from your piano students and their families. We've tried to answer some of them!

02/06/2023 Read more

Piano Teachers: Are Piano Exams Good Or Bad?

by Tim Topham

Piano exams can be a controversial topic. Some teachers see exams as the best way to teach, whereas others want to stay clear of the 'exam express'. Join us as we outline 5 pros and 5 cons of piano exams.

01/30/2023 Read more

The 3-Step Process for Integrated Music Teaching

by Tim Topham

Continuing on from our recent posts introducing Integrated Music Teaching, and out-lining how you can teach an Integrated Music Lesson, we wanted to discuss the 3-step process in more detail.  Table of Contents:1. What Is The 3-Step Process for Integrated Music Teaching?2. A Quick Note About Metaphors    2.1 Also Just To Say…3. STEP 1 ... The 3-Step Process for Integrated Music Teaching

12/15/2022 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!)

11/25/2022 Read more