Utilizing Christmas Music to Invoke Musicianship

Written by & under teaching, Uncategorized.

I happen to love holiday and Christmas music, and it is not just that the melodies are so classic and they conjure up wonderful old memories of enjoyable times growing up with my family and church in a rural Virginia farming community. What I’ve discovered as a piano teacher is the power of one of… Read more »

Some Marketing Tips for Recital Season

Written by & under Marketing, performance.

Now that Fall is here, no doubt you are planning for your recital. The recital is probably the best marketing event you do all year. Everyone gets to see all your kids progress, they go home, and they tell their friends. Then they call you wanting to take lessons. Great! You can up your game… Read more »

Parental Involvement

Written by & under teaching.

by Jamey Mann When a child is taking music lessons the role the parent needs to play cannot be overstated. The younger the student the more important this role becomes. In the Suzuki method the parent is referred to as the home teacher. In this role the parent is taking lessons with the student; taking… Read more »

Recording For Practice and Auditions

Written by & under performance, teacher resourses, teaching, Uncategorized.

by Wayne Estes Just recently, I spent an entire weekend video recording and editing the videos for a few of my advanced students to submit for college auditions. We discovered a few things that I feel are worth sharing… It is never too early to start to record yourself performing and practicing with audio and… Read more »

Whatever You Do, DO NOT Under Charge

Written by & under Finances, Policies and Procedures, Program Development.

The other day I was browsing websites for online piano teachers. I’m hoping to open up my schedule to students online via Skype, so I’m searching for websites that might help me kick-start this practice. For the most part, I noticed teachers are charging the going rate, which made me happy, but one website really… Read more »