Where ever the ring lands, find that letter on the piano or play the chord or...

Ten Things Guaranteed to Rock Your Summer...

It’s mid-summer for those of us in the States which means we are either enjoying time off from teaching or are desperate to keep things interesting during private lessons, group lessons and/or camps. Dynamic teachers Lou Ann Pope and Anna...

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Multi-Level Group Lessons with a Touch of...

Anna Fagan was featured as in iPad Piano teacher in the companion blog to my book, The iPad Piano Studio. From her smart and savvy comments in social media and presence at national conferences I know Anna stays on top of the latest teaching and...

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Wynn-Anne Rossi’s Timeless Tips on...

Wynn-Anne Rossi and I first met at an MTAC (Music Teachers Association of California) conference years ago. I attended one of her Alfred showcases and was so impressed with her poised yet lively presentation of her latest pieces. She even...

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An A-List of Apps for the Budget Conscious

When a friend asked me what apps I’d purchase if I had $50 to spend, it gave me a challenge. I thought it’d be easy–it was anything but! The challenge of staying within a budget triggered three lists: List #1 My first attempt to stay...

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Is it Time to Beat Some Rhythm Into Your...

Guess what happens when three teachers discover that they are all looking to add some bucket drumming into their curriculum? They team up and compile a resource designed specifically the way they want it and decide to share it with you! This...

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Hot Tips for Building Rhythm Reading Skills...

Tip #1 Thanks to Wendy Stevens, most piano teachers have a decent stash of colorful plastic cups AND their students are (or becoming) rhythm reading aficionados. Also thanks to Wendy, the cups don’t catch dust sitting on the shelves...

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Hang Out with Tim Topham

Tim Topham doesn’t think small. He’s determined to start a movement. A movement that includes progressive, dedicated, motivated, entrepreneurial and forward-thinking piano teachers. Those words come directly from Tim. They pack even...