Every parent’s greatest fear…and the real goal of childhood

Yesterday my son Alejandro graduated from high school.   It seems only yesterday he was 3 years old and asking me to learn to play piano. In September, he’ll be starting college at Brown University. We are so proud of him. As parents, we keep our kids under our wings while feeding their growth. We hope to…

4 Challenges Of Every Music School Owner, Actually All Small Businesses

So you know you can teach music…congratulations! It’s only the first step. Offering your services and successfully running a profitable business is a whole other problem. This is the problem most music teachers who want to grow a successful business face. It feels like a massive tangle of problems: How do I get clients? How…

How Open-Minded Are You as a Music Teacher?

“A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open.” -Frank Zappa How open-minded are you? It’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t say they’re open-minded.  But in reality, it seems very few teachers are. Look at the glacial pace of change in education across the world.  Every other field is…

What are Chords? Learn Accompaniment in Piano For Kids Volume 4 today!

Piano For Kids Volume 4 has reached bookstores worldwide and is now readily available on Amazon.com! Music teachers, new students, and novice parents galore can continue to musically flourish with new songs and music theory with the newest edition of the Piano For Kids series. In Piano For Kids Volume 4, we are introduced to…

Spanish Piano SongBook Vol 1 Now Available!

Last week, my wife and I went uptown to the famous Apollo Theater in Harlem. We went to see Latin History for Morons, the one-man Broadway show by John Leguizamo. For those who don’t recognize his name, he is a Colombian/Puerto-Rican American comedian and actor seen in movies such as Super Mario Bros, Moulin Rouge,…

¡La versión en español de “Piano For Kids” esta disponible!

¿Como podemos ayudar a nuestros hijos a prosperar y convertirse en adultos exitosos? Andrew, como cualquier otro padre alrededor del mundo, se hacía la misma pregunta. El quería enseñarle a su hijo de 3 años al menos las competencias fundamentales las cuales sirvan de cimientos para que su pequeño pueda convertirse en un hombre personalmente…

How To Run Your Teaching Biz Like A Badass Boss

I love money. I love everything about it. I bought some pretty good stuff. Got me a $300 pair of socks. Got a fur sink. An electric dog polisher. A gasoline powered turtleneck sweater. And, of course, I bought some dumb stuff, too. – Steve Martin Too often, I hear music teachers say they are…