As mentioned in my previous musings (see Part 1) , my piano clubs were split into two different age groups: a younger group and an older group. The Crunch Club was intended for ages 6-12, and was appropriate for students who were...Read more
Piano Club Musings – Part 1
Instead of full-out piano camps/workshops this year, I decided to run “clubs” that met four times throughout the summer. This was a big change for my studio, and while I was a bit nervous about doing this at first, overall I felt it...Read more
Rhythm on a Roll Review
Have you ever struggled with teaching rhythmic values? Who am I kidding — this would probably make a better statement than a question. Let’s try this again: We all have struggled with teaching rhythmic values at one time or...Read more
Creative Chord Activities Webinar (Replay)
Teaching chords in your studio? Here are 5 creative ways to teach or reinforce chord concepts such as inversions, chord quality, and lead sheet reading. These activities are great for private lessons or group lessons! Best of all: Most of them...Read more
Summer Camp Podcast with Tim Topham
Alright, summer camp teachers… I’ve got another bug to put in your ear this week. 😉 This podcast comes all the way from Australia! (And Texas and Pennsylvania, of course.) Tracy Selle and I had a wonderful time talking with Tim Topham...Read more
Last Day for Summer Camp Sale on Notable Music!
My absolute favorite summer camp blogger, Sheryl Welles of Notable Studio, is wrapping up her 20% off sale today! She has summer camps, incentive programs, music history lessons, and teaching aids for sale. And let me just say… these...Read more
Shave & A Haircut Boomwhacker Chart
Are you familiar with “Shave & A Haircut”? This motiv can be found in all kinds of movies and cartoons… from Looney Tunes, to Roger Rabbit, to Hudson Hawk, this little ditty is found everywhere in pop culture...Read more
Surprise!! Since Tracy and I are almost finished with Group Lessons 101, we decided to have a PRE-SALE Special! From now through Sunday, get $5 off with the code PRESALE5. This code will only be good from March 2nd-6th!...Read more
Live Q&A Next Week!
I’m so excited! Today my “5 Creative Tips to BOOST Your Income with Groups & Camps” was featured on the Music Teachers Helper Blog! Click to Read The topics in this guest blog post will be the focus of our Upbeat Piano...Read more
Group Lessons 101 Opens March 7th
We’ve got a wonderful guest expert lineup for our Group Lessons 101 – Registration will officially open on March 7th. Join our emailing list to get sneak peeks, freebies, and the chance to win cool stuff! Interested in learning more?...Read more
Group Lesson Sneak Peek!
This has been our fall semester Group Lesson week, and what a week we’ve had! 37 students were split into 9 different groups throughout the week. (One more to go this afternoon!) Group lessons replaced our regular private lessons, and...Read more
Studio Open House Recap
Last Saturday we had our very first Studio Open House. The concept came around last spring when a college friend of mine mentioned that she wanted to bring Draven the Therapy Cat to visit my students. Being the cat-lady that I am, I instantly...Read more