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How to Streamline Your Music Lesson Planning (And Reclaim Your Own Time!)

by Rosemarie Penner

It might seem like lesson planning is just the domain of school teachers, but this isn’t the case. Music lesson planning is just as important in the music studio. So, how do you find a balance between the creativity of teaching an instrument and the structure of a well-designed program for each student? If we ... How to Streamline Your Music Lesson Planning (And Reclaim Your Own Time!)

12/11/2021 Read more

CPTP158: [Case Study] How to 3X Your Piano Teaching Income with Eric Rinehart

by Tim Topham

Eric Rinehart is a young piano teacher who is seriously going places. Eric is an Inner Circle member I’ve been following his journey for some time now and I knew I had to get him on the show to talk about his amazing studio growth and how he his tripled his piano teaching income. If ... CPTP158: [Case Study] How to 3X Your Piano Teaching Income with Eric Rinehart

04/19/2019 Read more

CPTP117: Creating Preschool Music Programs that Rock with Dave Simon

by Tim Topham

Have you ever thought about bringing rock bands into your teaching studio? Many teachers would be interested in this kind of ensemble playing experience, and the positive introduction it provides to music. But few would think of bringing this to preschool students. Getting preschoolers into rock bands might sound like something that would need a ... CPTP117: Creating Preschool Music Programs that Rock with Dave Simon

02/09/2018 Read more

CPTP106: The Power of Keyboard Ensembles with Susan Ogilvy

by Tim Topham

For piano students, working in keyboard ensembles is fantastic for so many reasons. They teach kids about rhythm, phrasing, working as a team, and so much more. When you’re playing with another musician – you have to actually listen. This is so valuable for young pianists and such a rare opportunity. All young pianists should be ... CPTP106: The Power of Keyboard Ensembles with Susan Ogilvy

09/29/2017 Read more

[Expert Roundup] Mistakes to Avoid When You Start Teaching Group Piano

by Tim Topham

We have discussed in length this month about how to teach group lessons and convert your studio to group piano lessons. But how about what not to do? Over the past few weeks I have asked some group piano teaching experts about some of the mistakes they made when they started teaching group piano. Hopefully, ... [Expert Roundup] Mistakes to Avoid When You Start Teaching Group Piano

09/25/2017 Read more

CPTP105: Building a Group Teaching Studio with Debra Perez

by Tim Topham

Debra Perez has helped teachers around the world to make the switch to a group teaching studio. She knows all the ins and outs of parent education, marketing and the best set up for your group piano lessons. Listen to this episode and you’ll learn why changing to a group teaching studio is getting such ... CPTP105: Building a Group Teaching Studio with Debra Perez

09/22/2017 Read more
 

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5 Tips to Help You Convert to Group Piano Lessons

by Marie Lee

  Today, we welcome group piano teaching expert Marie Lee. Marie has years of experience teaching group lessons and has been such a wonderful resource for piano teachers around the world. We are so appreciative to have Marie here with us today to share us her top tips on converting to group piano teaching.  At the ... 5 Tips to Help You Convert to Group Piano Lessons

09/19/2017 Read more

Beyond the Piano: How to Teach Group Ensemble Classes

by Andrew Bishko, Musical U

Piano, with its polyphonic ability to be self-sufficient, tends to be taught as a solo instrument. Even in piano group classes, the typical set-up is a room full of soloists. But a roomful of pianos does not reflect the music your students typically hear and listen to. In all popular and folk styles, the piano ... Beyond the Piano: How to Teach Group Ensemble Classes

09/13/2017 Read more

How I Revitalized My Studio with Group Piano Teaching

by Janna Carlson

In today’s expert guest post, we hear from Inner Circle member and experienced piano teacher, Janna Carlson.  Janna has transitioned her studio into a highly successful group piano teaching program in just under one year. In this post, she shows us exactly how she got started. Take it away, Janna!  Career Crisis Three years ago, ... How I Revitalized My Studio with Group Piano Teaching

09/11/2017 Read more

CPTP103: A Chat with Mayron Cole, Pioneer of Group Teaching

by Tim Topham

When Mayron Cole started teaching piano in groups, no one was doing it. She made up her own activities, learnt as she went, and gradually created her own curriculum which is now used in piano studios all over the world. Mayron is here today to share her wisdom from 38 years of group teaching. From ... CPTP103: A Chat with Mayron Cole, Pioneer of Group Teaching

09/08/2017 Read more

How to Adapt Your Teaching for Partner Piano Lessons

by Nicola Cantan

Partner Piano Lessons When I first posted an article about teaching partner piano lessons I was surprised at the huge reaction I got from teachers. They were excited. They were intrigued. But they also had tons of questions: What’s my setup like? How long are the lessons? Do I teach both students together, or alternate ... How to Adapt Your Teaching for Partner Piano Lessons

09/06/2017 Read more

8 Simple Steps to Create a Group Piano Composition

by Wendy Brentnall-Wood

Before we wrap up our piano composition month and head into September’s theme of group teaching, why not combine the two topics? We are so privileged to welcome guest writer Wendy Brentnall-Wood to show us exactly how you can organise a group piano composition.  Wendy is a music teacher and examiner, a published author and ... 8 Simple Steps to Create a Group Piano Composition

08/30/2017 Read more