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…

How to Encourage Focus in Yourself and Your Students

How To Be A Better Music Teacher, (Part 1 of 3) “Focus!  Focus!  Focus!” Have you ever heard that?  Perhaps from a teacher?   Maybe you’ve said it yourself. Maybe you’ve even said it this week. We music teachers are all about focus.  It takes focus to teach, to practice, and to play an instrument.  We…

Join the 10 Day Music Teacher Marketing Success Challenge

Did you ever feel that you should be having more students?  How to get more people to know how great you are as a teacher?  Or wish you could make an extra $100/week? Well, there’s a lot of things you can do about this.  And it all starts with a new way of seeing, thinking…

How To Use A Focus Window to Combat Overwhelm in Students

In the jungle that is music education, there lives a beast.   A terrifying dragon that lurks behind every chair, instrument and music stand, it is the Distraction Dragon.  This beast is the greatest and most common enemy of all teachers.   We tremble upon sensing the slightest breath of distraction rising up among our…

What Miss Shelly Discovered In A Nightmare Piano Lesson

Shelly took a deep breath.   Her lesson wasn’t going the way she thought it would.  A fun and simple song had turned into a struggle of multiple problems- technique, rhythm and simply playing the right sequence of notes.  She had to catch herself as she was becoming visibly flustered.   “Did I do something…

What Are The Top 5 Mistakes Of Music Teacher Websites?

Every music teacher needs a website.  It’s like having a virtual office and provides a way to communicate with your students and your potential students.  As a business owner, you know this is as important as your storefront. In my wide-angled magical career path, I co-founded an early Internet ad agency with Cathay Pacific as…

Infographic: How To Teach Music Effectively, Simply & With More Fun!

So, it’s summer and you are probably taking a much needed break from your busy teaching schedule.  It’s actually the perfect time to upgrade your skills, thinking and mindset.  So with that in mind, here’s a handy infographic:  How to teach music effectively, simply and with more fun!  Or is it mo’ fun? I actually…