A Piano Teaching Podcast for beginning and experienced teachers exploring the art and business of Piano Education. Discover how to teach piano to kids in ways that motivate and inspire, how to start and maintain a thriving piano studio, and how to quickly turn your piano studio into the career you always hoped it would be. Join hosts Andrea and Trevor Dow from the TeachPianoToday.com blog as they share their upbeat and positive take on piano lessons today.
Why Do Piano Students Quit? Karen King’s Research Provides The Answers
Today we’re exploring a question that Trevor and I receive almost daily… a question that weighs heavily on the minds of piano teachers and most likely plays a role in almost every piano teaching decision we make. What is the question? “How can I keep piano students from quitting?” On today’s podcast we’ll tackle this question […]
How To Fix A Piano Student’s Flat Fingers And Incorrect Hand Position
It’s tough to explain to piano students why they should care about fixing their flat-fingered playing position. But I know why I care about fixing it… Playing with flat fingers is unnecessarily hard and results in music that, quite simply put, doesn’t sound very good… which could very well result in piano students quitting lessons. […]
What To Do With A Piano Student Who Refuses To Look At His Music
We’ve all had one… a piano student who stares at his hands while mostly ignoring his music. And we’ve all probably engaged in a struggle to get him to view his score as a tool (not as an enemy)… And chances are, during the struggle, you’ve covered the keys… you covered his hands… you’ve make him wear dribble […]
How To Increase Your Studio Population Without Increasing Your Teaching Time
Most piano teachers (myself included) teach in tidy little blocks of time. And this means that if we want to increase our teaching income… we generally have to increase our teaching time. But is this a hard and fast rule? Could there a better way? Today we have a wonderful guest on the Teach Piano […]
What To Do When A Piano Student Breaks, Sprains, Twists, Or Burns A Hand
At some point in our teaching careers we will all be faced with it…. a “two-handed” piano student suddenly becomes a “one-handed” piano student. Whether it’s a broken arm, a sprained wrist, or burned fingers… a myriad of different injuries can throw a bunch of wrenches into a typical piano lesson. So the question is… how can […]
Have You Ever Considered Teaching Piano in Groups? The Teach Piano Today Podcast
Today we’re kicking off our Teach Piano Today Helpline podcast with a fabulous episode featuring everything you’ve always wanted to know about teaching group piano classes. And if you just thought “Oh… this is not for me, I only have one piano so I can’t teach groups…” you’ll want to hang around and have a […]
Private music teacher
Love the podcast! It addresses so many areas of teaching students - from children to adults. It's very helpful.