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Megan Desmarais

Megan Desmarais runs a dynamic piano studio in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA where she helps students from ages 0-70 to succeed with and to love music. She blogs at verypiano.com where she loves to share resources and ideas with teachers and learners of piano. Megan recently created Teach Preschool Music, a comprehensive online course for piano teachers who wish to add a preschool music program to their studio. Megan enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 kids, playing violin in a community orchestra and learning new things.

How to Use Experience-Based Activities to Motivate Piano Students

How do you motivate piano students? It seems like this is the question of the century and in a perfect world, every piano student would be intrinsically motivated. But, alas, as piano teachers, we wear the expert knowledge-holder hat, the creative artist hat, the event planner hat and the studio manager hat, just to name ... How to Use Experience-Based Activities to Motivate Piano Students

10 Tips on Engaging Preschool Music Students through Movement

Teaching Preschool Music Students Read right to the end to find out details for this week’s free live webinar on how to thrive teaching troubling toddlers! Preschoolers are a popular demographic to reach within a piano studio these days. The under five crowd is a delightful group to work with. They’re fun, curious and energetic. ... 10 Tips on Engaging Preschool Music Students through Movement

How to Find Your Perfect Piano Teaching Method

When you first start teaching music, one of the hardest things is deciding what your piano teaching method is going to be. What kind of teacher will you be? How will you inspire your students? These are all questions to consider before your first student walks into your sparkly new piano studio.  To give us ... How to Find Your Perfect Piano Teaching Method