My piano students keep quitting

I’ve been talking to a lot of music teachers all over the world.  A common complaint is that there’s “too many distractions” in students lives nowadays.  They blame the Internet, or the video games, or soccer or Instagram or other social media. In my 8 years of running my kid-focused music studio, I have rarely experienced…

Music from Frozen – Easiest Piano Sheet Music

Do You Want To Build A Snowman? I can’t ever recall a time when I’ve had so many requests for the same music from virtually all of my students.  Disney’s film Frozen  and it’s incredibly catchy music has captivated every kid I know.  And especially since the songwriters live in my neighborhood! I’ve taught Let it…

Teaching Music To Children, One Micro Step At A Time

I’ve given a lot of thought to breaking down the process of teaching music and concepts to children. What most current curriculums do is pile on a lot of information in one lesson – overwhelmingly so. That only leads to confusion, frustration and often, quitting music altogether. Kids want to PLAY piano, but most teachers…

Top 10 Practice Tips for Young Piano Students

Location! Location! Location!  – put the keyboard or piano in a central part of your home where everyone spends most of their time.  You will be amazed at how your child will want to show you what they’ve learned!  Family concerts and impromptu practice is still practice and time enjoying the instrument.  So many times…