Sometimes inspiration comes from new places & it can lead to places you hadn’t quite expected. “Snow Fairies Under The Moonlight” is a unique piece in the Snow Fairies Saga (collection) in that it falls under this category.
It might be cold outside, but the right playlist (including during teaching time) makes all the difference. While I like Christmas music as much as the next person, the playlist can get a bit … repetitive. Below are some Winter-themed music that students love to play. And, teachers love hearing during lessons!
Simultaneous Learning in the Piano Studio | Does it sometimes seem like there is not enough time to cover EVERYTHING in lessons? And with limited time, how do we have students simultaneous learning multiple concepts?
Students love apps. They don’t typically love practice time though. So, what are the best apps for practice time? P.S. This list will not cover online programs (i.e. Tonara, etc.) since each teacher has a different system for running their studio.
As I write this, I look back on the last few months of the COVID pandemic. We had to pivot. And, we had to do so quickly. There was a lot of “Can I actually figure out everything?” And, after having experienced this massive pivot, I think the answer is a resounding “YES!” One of …
The right app makes all the difference, right? And while I’ve written about the apps I use in my studio while teaching, I haven’t shared the apps I just can’t live without for the business side of my studio. That’s about to change!
While we may teach piano (or other instruments), coaching students and clients is a big part of our jobs. It’s when we work with our students, rather than give them all the answers, that they have the most growth. It’s when we work with our clients that we have the best relationships and outcomes. And yet, have we really learnt how to coach our students and clients?
One of the things I have changed about my practice time in the last few weeks is to create instead of imitate. Rather than play repertoire by other composers, I play from the heart. It’s been eye opening how much I’ve had to say musically!
Then, on a rare trip to my office this week, I found a book that a student gave me which reminded why this is so important.