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Can you carve out a career by ear?

Jake Mirow is one of those students you don’t forget. Don’t get me wrong, I treasure all my current and former students but Jake was different. In fact, that’s how Jake came to my studio, because his mom and dad knew he was...

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Marie’s Secret Sauce for Getting New...

NEWSFLASH! Marie Lee (good friend and featured here at 88pianokeys.me) is writing a group teaching resource for the Piano Teacher Planning Center! I, along with many others, can’t wait to learn from this long-time expert in group...

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Paul Myatt: One more reason to attend 88...

Launching an independent, tech-savvy, creative-based piano studio has been a dream come true for me. Some dream bigger. Over the last ten years, I’ve had the itch to move out, rent space, teach more group lessons and hire fellow teachers...

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Share your sizzling hot summer studio plans...

Andrea West has just rolled out irresistible graphics for your summer programs. With all the options and variety I believe you’ll find it difficult to choose just one! In addition, she’s created a free template to help you produce a...

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New Arrangement for Piano Solo: “It is...

Perhaps you know the tragic story behind the lyrics of the hymn, When Peace Like a River? They were penned in 1876 by Horatio G. Spafford after losing four daughters in a shipwreck. His wife survived the wreck. This was just one of many...

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What’s a Senior Showcase and How Do...

What do you do when you have have four marvelous, faithful, dynamic and long-time pianists who are graduating from high school and leaving your studio? You throw a Senior Showcase. What’s a Senior Showcase? I held one other such event...

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Celebrate 150 years of Canada with these...

Did you know that Canada is celebrating it’s 150th birthday? Nope? I didn’t either! Not until fellow teacher, Swan Keizebrink filled me in and was requesting a recital program cover for her studio recital in honor of her native...