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Lesson Plan Templates for Piano Teachers

by Tim Topham

This blog is all about trying new and creative things in your teaching. One of the best ways to introduce new ideas into your studio is with a comprehensive plan. In today’s post, I’ll share with you some planning tools that I’ve developed over the years to help with my own organisation. You’ve really got ... Lesson Plan Templates for Piano Teachers

03/15/2017 Read more

Motivate Your Piano Students [Chat with Paul Harris Part 1]

by Sean Wales

Once a piano student conquers a piece of music, teachers will often give them a new piece that is a little bit harder. The same process occurs after a student scrapes through an exam. They go onto the next level, and the next level and the next. But is there a better way to motivate ... Motivate Your Piano Students [Chat with Paul Harris Part 1]

03/13/2017 Read more

How to Teach a Pop Song with No Music [Repertoire Rap #3]

by Tim Topham

Hi again, everyone. It’s Tim Topham here with another Facebook live repertoire rap. These are my overviews of some of the stuff that I’m doing with my students in regard to music that they want to learn and some of the best books that are out there that I’m finding. As you come on the ... How to Teach a Pop Song with No Music [Repertoire Rap #3]

03/09/2017 Read more

When piano class is a battle of wills with that teenage boy!

by Anita E Kohli

Today I’d like to introduce you to Anita Kohli who teaches in Mumbai, India and writes for us about a topic that readers will appreciate is very close to my own heart: teaching boys. Teenagers of either gender can be a challenge to motivate at times and Anita gives some great tips for dealing with difficult students. ... When piano class is a battle of wills with that teenage boy!

12/04/2015 Read more

5 Steps to Avoiding a Piano Teaching Rut

by Amanda Smith

Have you ever lost your passion for teaching? Has there been a time in your career when you felt “burnt out”, like you were just going through the motions every day? Chances are, if you’ve never felt this way before, you will sometime. When that happens, you need to know what to do to turn ... 5 Steps to Avoiding a Piano Teaching Rut

09/23/2015 Read more