TTTV066: The Piano Parent Podcast with Shelly Davis

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Shelly Davis has a mission. She wants to educate our piano parents so that everyone can get the most out of piano lessons. Even the non-musical families.

With the Piano Parent Podcast, Shelly is giving parents the information they need to support their child’s musical education. But, why did she decide to take on this subject? And, why a podcast?


Shelly’s own studio is pretty well-aligned to my own way of thinking. She believes not in creating concert pianists, but in fostering flexible piano skills with functional theory.

She brings this down to earth and straight-forward approach to the Piano Parent Podcast as well. Take a listen to learn more about Shelly’s studio and her podcast, then go recommend her podcast to your piano parents.


Please find a full transcript of this episode at the bottom of this page. Alternatively, click below to download a PDF. If you are an Inner Circle Member, you can find the full video and transcript in the Member Resources AreaNot a member? See below for how you can get $1o0 off your membership today. 

In this episode, you’ll learn

  • How Shelly uses the Circle of Fifths in her studio
  • Why she’s trying to work herself “out of a job”
  • Shelly’s motivation for starting a podcast for piano parents
  • The most downloaded episodes of the Piano Parent Podcast
  • The recording set-up Shelly uses
  • Shelly’s own favourite podcasts on music and business
  • Top tips for starting your own podcast

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Thank you for Tuning In!

There are a lot of podcasts you could be tuning into today, and I’m grateful that you’ve chosen mine.

Being a full-time teacher myself, I know how busy teachers are and how much time, effort and passion we put into our students. Sometimes, the last thing we want to do in our time off is listen to more piano teaching stuff! So, well done for using this time for self-improvement.

Whether you’re at the gym, on the bike or in the car, I know that you and your students will get lots out of what you learn in the long run. Just make sure you try out some of the ideas before they get lost in the business of your next lessons.

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Full Transcript


What would you like your piano parents to know?

Are the parents in your studio musical? Do they understand and support you as a teacher?

What episodes do you wish they would listen to from the Piano Parent Podcast?

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