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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

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

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 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
 

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Group Piano Lessons: Engaging Music Students in the Sharing Age

by Tim Topham

What are the benefits of teaching group piano lessons for your students, and your business? What are some different ways to actually do it? This month, we delve into group piano lessons. Enjoy!

09/04/2017 Read more

How to plan fun multi-age group piano teaching activities that kids love

by Lynnette Barney

Do you find it hard to find activities that suit multi-age group piano classes? Do you need help with how to approach this style of teaching?  If this sounds like you, then this essential guide will be a perfect resources for your studio. You’ve seen her in action on Podcast Episode 35: Teaching outside the box with Lynnette ... How to plan fun multi-age group piano teaching activities that kids love

03/23/2016 Read more