Free Piano Ninja Game to Kick Off the Summer

Are you using the Piano Ninja Challenge with your students this summer? The only thing better than the challenge itself is having lots of fun extras to keep the theme going 🙂 We'll be keeping our ninja theme going all summer, but today I'm sharing a fun and engaging kinesthetic game along with a banner …

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Will your studio be crawling with piano ninjas this summer?

What will teaching look like for you this summer? It may be unusual, but my studio does not follow the school calendar. In part because I teach students from several different school districts, and it would be near impossible. But even more than that, it is my desire that my studio families view piano lessons …

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How do you know if your studio is healthy?

What determines the health of a piano studio? Is it based on how the students perform at federation, competitions, or recitals? Is it based on the length of your waiting list? Or the number of students who continue music in higher education? Maybe you feel that the health of your studio is based on how …

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Encouraging a Musical Home Environment

How often do you have a parent accompany a new student and announce that they’ve never played an instrument? If your studio is anything like mine, this happens all the time. How often do you request a parent get involved in their child’s practice – only to be met with shrugs and looks of helplessness. …

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Day 6: Composition

If you’ve been following along, you have made it half-way through our multisensory note reading series 🙂 And today we’re talking about composition. Arguably, composition and note printing go hand in hand. But I have separated them because it is one thing to copy and print notes, and it’s another to compose pieces! Around the …

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