My interview about the Musicolor Method on Tim Topham’s podcast

I was recently interviewed on the influential Creative Piano Teacher podcast with Tim Topham. Tim’s a wonderful educator who has a very active blog, podcast, and a membership site. If you’re a teacher and never heard of him, you’re in for a treat. In the interview, I discuss How and why I decided to create a method book How color…

Scaling Musical Mountains Of Mastery

Strategies To Teaching Children Music Without Overwhelm Teaching music to children is highly rewarding yet extremely challenging if you have never done it.  There’s so much information to cover.  Where to start?   As you progress in learning any new skill, fact or process, new vistas reveal themselves.  It’s like climbing the mountain of progress.…

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…

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…

Goals, Plans? Who needs it? I’ll Just Wing It

Or “I’ll Just Wing It,” and other famous last words… “What’s the plan?” These are three simple words that can guide you in your life and in your profession.  As a teacher, you need to have a plan.  This plan should be  scalable with multiple time-lengths.  Now that we’re close to the end of the…

Pricing Music Lessons and Lifetime Value Of Students

Thinking Through The Numbers For Music Teachers As a music teacher, you are running a business.  Your business is your service and your product is the successful result of your teaching and your students. The Value Of A Single Student How you price your services is a personal decision, but can be one filled with doubts and…

Why Every Child Should Learn Music With Tips, Strategies and Resources

We had a lovely Parents Curriculum Meeting this morning. It was wonderful to see so many of you.  Here’s a summary of what we covered. The Benefits of Music Lessons My philosophy of teaching music is to impart an enjoyment, appreciation and ability to create and perform music while having fun. I don’t expect all…