Inner Circle “Member Spotlights” give you a sneak-peek at the progress of one of our community members. Get inspired by what they’ve achieved, be heartened by their struggles and get motivated and share in their plans for the future. You can check out Amber’s website by clicking here. What does your studio look like? I teach 20 piano students each week ... Inner Circle Member Spotlight: Amber Robinson
[Creative Piano Infographic] My Open Letter to Piano Parents
by Tim Topham
The Importance of Creativity in Piano Education Today, I would like to share with you a very special creative piano infographic that I have put together about a recent post I wrote. In April, I wrote an open letter to parents of piano students and the response has been incredibly positive. It was something I ... [Creative Piano Infographic] My Open Letter to Piano Parents
Best Selling Piano Teaching Resources of 2016 [according to our readers]
by Tim Topham
At the start of each year, I like to have a look at my Amazon account statistics to see what piano teaching resources (products and books) you have been purchasing through my links, reviews and recommendations in the last year. If you want a quick list of only the best resources for your studio, then these are ... Best Selling Piano Teaching Resources of 2016 [according to our readers]
Today’s post is by Inner Circle member and all-round superstar teacher, Marie Lee, who I had the pleasure of finally meeting at this year’s MTNA and who is kicking some serious goals in her piano teaching studio. Marie has totally revolutionised her studio from private teaching to only group teaching and has seen a massive payoff ... How To Teach a Group Piano Class
TTTV035: Teaching outside the box with Lynnette Barney
by Tim Topham
Have you ever wondered how to make your studio stand out from the rest? Every piano teacher needs to find a niche. By thinking outside the box, Lynnette has made her studio a unique experience for her students. One of the biggest differences in Lynnette’s piano studio is the way her lessons overlap. By carefully scheduling ... TTTV035: Teaching outside the box with Lynnette Barney
2015 Best Selling Piano Teaching Resources [according to our readers]
by Tim Topham
Your “Best seller” list Over the Christmas break, I had a good look into my Amazon account to see what products and books you guys had been purchasing through my links, reviews and recommendations in 2015. It turns out that there were some surprises and so I thought I’d share my first “Best Seller List” ... 2015 Best Selling Piano Teaching Resources [according to our readers]
Motivating Teens To Practise Piano By Sending Them Online
by Rebecca Langley
Have Your Teens Always Got Something Better To Do? Let’s face it, most teens can always find something to do instead of practise piano. With pressures from school, sports and other activities alongside the always-on social networking aspect of their lives, encouraging teens to engage in a solitary activity that requires serious focus and effort can be a ... Motivating Teens To Practise Piano By Sending Them Online
How to Build Essential Musicianship with Pop Songs Students Love
by Doug Hanvey
In your quest to help students travel the path of piano mastery, have you ever considered teaching them how to play a lead sheet? Teaching students how to play lead sheets – melody and chord symbols – of popular songs is the hot new trend in piano studios these days. It’s easy enough to find ... How to Build Essential Musicianship with Pop Songs Students Love
Hands up if you’ve ever taught the James Bond Theme, Star Wars or the Pink Panther? My guess is that at least 99% of you just raised your hand, and with good reason. ‘Classic’ film tunes like these are fun to play and teach, have timeless appeal and are loved by students of all ages. ... Creating a Buzz with Piano Film Music
The age old question…how do we make piano scales fun and relevant?
by Nicola Cantan
Introduction “Ok, let’s start with some scales.” *Cue student’s eyelid’s drooping*. We all know we’re supposed to teach our piano students their scales, but it can quickly turn into a battle of wills. I never want to tell my students to “eat their vegetables”, so how do I make those vegetables look like candy? It’s not ... The age old question…how do we make piano scales fun and relevant?
How to find new piano students | Part 2: Strategies, Tools and Methods
by Doug Hanvey
This is the second in a 2-part series by guest blogger, Doug Hanvey, about how to market your studio and find new piano students. Part One discussed how to set up a quick marketing strategy. Did you get your free infographic from the last post? Check it out here. Introduction In Part One, I discussed ... How to find new piano students | Part 2: Strategies, Tools and Methods
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