The Piano Parent Podcast is your one-stop shop for all things related to parenting a piano student. From practice tips to piano geography and musical terms, common studio policies to teacher and parent interviews, this is THE best resource to help you and your child make the most of piano lessons. Whether you are a knowledgeable musician or a complete novice, there is definitely something for you here.
PPP 357: Teacher chat with Becki Laurent and Clinton Pratt - Artful Dodgers
What's your best deflection technique? Sometimes I'll answer a question with another question to avoid giving an uncomfortable answer.
What's your piano kid's best deflection technique? Do they try to memorize all their music to avoid sight reading? Do they blame the metronome when they aren't able to play along with it?
Learn some common "artful dodges" in today's teacher chat with Becki Laurent and Clinton Pratt.
Learn more at www.PianoParentPodcast.com/357
PPP 356: The Groundhog Day of Piano Lessons
Do you ever feel like you're living the same piano lesson week after week? Listen to today's show to learn some reasons why music is re-assigned at the lesson and how you can help your piano kid keep moving forward.
Learn more at www.PianoParentPodcast.com/356
PPP 355: Take Inventory of your 168 Hour Week
24 hours each day, 7 days every week.
We all have 168 hours each week. If we're not careful, those hours will get filled with other people's agendas. Now is the time to take inventory of your schedule and make time for the things that are important to you.
Learn more at www.PianoParentPodcast.com/355
Holiday Replay of PPP 266: "Down in History"
In the style of Mike Rowe’s podcast “The Way I Heard It” and Paul Harvey’s radio show “The Rest of the Story”, this episode of the Piano Parent Podcast brings you the backstory of a musician or song or a moment in music history. I use these musical mysteries to tell you something you might not know about someone or something that is somewhat familiar.
In this case, I will tell you the story of a young author who never wrote the great American novel but still managed to go “Down in History”.
Find the original episode at www.PianoParentPodcast.com.266
PPP 354: No Book Beginners with author, Tim Topham
In today's episode, author and international teacher of piano teachers, Tim Topham shares his approach to music learning in his new book, "No Book Beginners".
Rather than stifling your piano kid's enthusiasm for piano by slowing down music-making with foreign terminology and symbols and expecting them to learn to read music before they expore the interesting sounds the piano can create, Tim's book offers a different approach.
Get your piano kid creating music and exploring sounds right from the first lesson!
Learn more at www.PianoParentPodcast.com/354.
PPP 353: What to do when you don't practice
Listen to today's episode to hear my suggestions for what you and your piano kid can do about your piano lesson when you've gone the whole week without spending time at your own piano.
Learn more at www.PianoParentPodcast.com/353
Wonderful Podcast for Piano Parents, Students and Teachers
I am so thankful for Shelly Davis. This podcast is a goldmine of information, encouragement, and fun for any who are involved in piano lessons. Some of my favorite episodes are the Musical Mysteries as well as conversations with other teachers. I always recommend it to my piano families! Keep up the good work! I will always be a loyal listener.
Liana Pace, piano teacher
Great podcast for parents of piano students!
I love listening to Shelly! There is some great information in her podcast to inspire piano parents!
Shelly Davis is the real deal!
Many parents want their child to be able to play the piano, but we all know that it takes just as much work from the parent as it does from the kiddo. This podcast is chock full of practical info on building piano playing skills, but I love that there are also episodes devoted to supporting and encouraging the parent on how to hang in there when your kiddo wants to quit. Bravo!