How To Explode Your Music Teaching Business With Recitals

Why Hold Recitals? If you don’t hold recitals, you’re missing a rare chance to separate yourself from the many other accomplished teachers out there. My studio ballooned after I held my first recital. So can yours. No Recitals = Students that Don’t Practice Here’s the problem I faced: years ago, I used to teach around…

Mysterious Hidden Cues Lurking in Your Students

Social creatures, us humans. But if you think words are enough, think again – body language and silence often tell you much more about a person. So, what does this mean for us teachers? Well, if you can’t read the nonverbal signs, it makes it very hard to help the student. If you can’t help…

What Kind Of Smart Are Your Students?

Truly Scrumptious:  “Haven’t you noticed?  There aren’t any children. Not one.” In the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, based on a novel by Ian Fleming (with a script co-written by Roald Dahl), there is a land where children are banished.  They are evil and are meant to be shut away and captured by the Child…

Seinfeld’s Simple Technique Is How To Practice Music

“My child loves the lessons but just doesn’t want to practice.”   It’s probably the number one challenge of every music teacher, parent, and music student:  how to make practice part of a daily routine. For young preschoolers, this is something that has to be taught and externally monitored by the parent.  It’s highly unusual…

Let It Be, easy piano sheet music for intermediate players

The Beatles changed the world with their catchy pop melodies, excellent song structures and beautiful harmonies.  This song is long a favorite for pianists, but playing it in the original key of C is quite difficult for most young singers who have the heart of their range from middle C (C4) to the one above…