How I Developed The Musicolor Method®

How a stay-at-home Dad stumbled across a new way of teaching music. The story of how I developed the Musicolor Method.® Because I am a naturally curious person, my path in life has led me on a strange magical journey.  In particular, three events have brought me a new view of teaching music: my work…

Keep Students Interested By Starting With Rhythm

An interview with Wendy Brentnall-Wood, a music teacher in Australia.  (Part 1) Website:  Wendy’s Music Wendy and I connected on a LinkedIN Music Teacher’s group and got to talking.  She has a successful music studio and will soon launch an online training program.  She is a wealth of information and so I have broken up…

The importance of listening to the right music

How Music Teachers Are Like DJ’s – As a music teacher, your job is not only to educate but also to inspire. To truly connect your student to music, you need to know a bit about them. What kind of music do they like? Do they have favorite artists or genres? But what about the earliest experiences of music?

Teaching Special Needs Kids Music

In product design, having the most difficult use-case scenarios usually creates wonderful results.   What do I mean? Apple originally worked on creating the computer interface to make it easier for non-technical people to work on a spreadsheet.  They also added a whole subset of features for the visually impaired.  By forcing the designers to think…

My piano students keep quitting

I’ve been talking to a lot of music teachers all over the world.  A common complaint is that there’s “too many distractions” in students lives nowadays.  They blame the Internet, or the video games, or soccer or Instagram or other social media. In my 8 years of running my kid-focused music studio, I have rarely experienced…