Bringing Easter to the Studio

I don't know about you, but Easter has snuck up on me this year! Spring is on it's way and everyone is looking for signs up bunnies, eggs, and crosses. And your piano students will be no different 🙂 I have long said that holidays are the perfect opportunities to shake things up and add …

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Finding a Pot of Gold and Prepared Practice

Imagination is everything. If I tell a student we're going to do a score study, I'm either met with a blank stare or with disappointment. But if I tell that same student we're going to follow the rainbow to a pot of gold, the score study suddenly becomes exciting! It's the same objective coming in …

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Valentine’s Day Freebies

Looking for fun and easy ways to incorporate Valentine's Day into piano lessons? Whether or not you like the holiday, you can be sure your students are getting into the spirit! I've already had a few students bring valentines by the studio and wearing their pinkest, cheeriest, and heart-filled outfits 😉 Today I've included 3 …

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Day 3: The Backwards Alphabet

Do you practice the alphabet backwards with your students? Should you? Some things in life should not be backwards. Pants, for example. I got to church a few weeks ago, and a friend was hurriedly running to the bathroom because she realized her pants were on backwards ... thankfully she realized before she got up …

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Day 2: Kinesthetic Learning

It’s December 2nd, and today we’re getting our students off the bench and moving! Some of my students sit like perfect angels for a whole lesson. Others can’t sit for hardly five minutes. Either way, it’s important to engage our student’s whole bodies in their learning from time to time! Your kinesthetic/tactile students learn concepts …

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12 Days of Note-Reading Christmas

Have you been on social media lately? It seems that everywhere I looked, Christmas had arrived long before thanksgiving. Why? Because it’s 2020, and we are all ready for some Christmas cheer! And one month of it just won’t do when living through a pandemic. I love decking my own halls and putting out old …

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Play Dough and Music

Since switching to online lessons, I will ask my students to have various household items on hand. The excitement of wondering how we will use them is usually evident the moment we start video chatting! They always hold their items up proudly, making sure I haven’t forgotten about their mystery assignment 🙂 I am married, …

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