Host A Sing Along Party

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  Have you ever been to a sing along party? Oh let me tell you… it is the bomb! So much fun can be had with one piano player and a room full of happy people. I had the pleasure of being hired to play for a few Christmas caroling parties a few years ago… Read more »

How To Hire a Teacher

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If you run a studio, one of your biggest tasks is keeping a staff of good teachers. That can be one of the hardest parts of your job. I’ve managed music lesson studios and hired teachers and I can honestly say this was one of the more stressful parts of the job. Here are some… Read more »

You Should Have a YouTube Channel

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We all have a bag of lessons we tend to teach every single student at one point in their lessons. For example, all of my students learn the C Major Scale in the first lesson, everyone eventually learns an Improvisation exercise, etcetera, etcetera. After a few too many occasions of students forgetting how to do… Read more »

Should We Stop Saying “Good Job”?

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A few weeks ago, I saw the fabulous movie “Whiplash” about a dedicated drummer vying for the praise and attention of his intensely effective yet sometimes abusive college professor. If you haven’t seen this film, make it a priority as soon as you have the opportunity. As a teacher, it stayed on my mind for… Read more »

How Music Effects the Brain – VIDEO

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Hello Fellow Teachers! I wanted to share a fantastic video with you that explains how music playing effects the brain. It does so in simple terms and with animated graphics, so even kids can enjoy it. You may want to consider emailing it to all of your students and their parents. Who knows… you may… Read more »