How To Know If Your Child’s Music Lessons Are Backwards?

The Joy of Music One of the best parts of my job as a music teacher is witnessing the pure joy that music can bring.  Here’s one of my young students who started her first lesson with me at the end of June.  We had a few lessons over the summer and then a break. …

How to sing and perform better with spirit

“I almost never listen to music for my own enjoyment…” This is a quote from a music teacher posting in a forum for music teachers.  There was a consensus among the hundreds of posters that they were just too burnt out from playing, singing and teaching all day, more music was just too much after…

How to make music practice effective – it can change your life

Men Wearing Makeup Playing Loud Guitars When I was 12, I discovered something so fantastic, larger-than-life, and electrifying! It was the rock band KISS. It was colorful, loud, and crazy. But maybe even more, my parents hated it! All of a sudden, everything else faded away and I wanted to be one of these super-hero-like…

10 Secrets How To Make Simplified Sheet Music For Kids

Part 3 of 3 on Finding Music For Teaching Kids See Part 1: The Top 11 Sites for Public Domain Free Sheet Music See Part 2: Where To Find Easy Sheet Music Arrangements I have always felt comfortable rearranging sheet music and stripping out elements that are not completely necessary to get the song across.…

Where To Find Easy Sheet Music Arrangements

Part 2 of 3 In A Series on Finding Sheet Music For Students Part 1 – Top 11 Sites For Public Domain Free Sheet Music “Can’t we play this song by Taylor Swift?” “Well that’s a bit too hard right now.” “But I LOVE her!” Song Requests I get requests for pop songs, Broadway shows,…

The Top 11 Sites for Public Domain Free Sheet Music

Part 1 of 3 in a Series on Finding Sheet Music for Students Part 2 – Where To Find Easy Sheet Music Arrangements As a music teacher, it sometimes feels like an endless struggle to find sheet music for your voracious roster of students! Obviously there are commercial online stores as well as the library,…

How To Teach Preschoolers Piano And Fill Your Studio To Capacity!

Hello Music Teachers.  This is a replay of our Teaching Preschoolers Piano webinar from April 3, 2016.  We had a lot of technical glitches but we sorted them out in the end. Who is this for? This webinar was primarily for private piano teachers who own their own studios or are freelance teachers in bigger studios…