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 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
PPP 352: What to Expect in the First Year of Piano Lessons
Welcome new Piano Parents!
If you and your piano kid are new to the wonderful world of piano lessons, you may be wondering what kinds of things they will be learning during this first year.
Today's episode gives you a few things to expect.
Learn more at www.PianoParentPodcast.com/352.
PPP 351: The Value of Reading to Your Piano Kids with Author, Vicky Weber
Vicky Weber is a musician and an elementary educator with a love for children’s literature. All her current titles are based on her background in music education or her heritage. While she has taught a variety of grade levels, primary-level education is where her passion lies. It has long been a dream of hers to teach children through the magic of books and she hopes you love reading her works as much as she loved writing them.
Learn more at www.PianoParentPodcast.com/351
PPP 350: 10 Ways to Scare Your Piano Teacher
'Tis the season for all things orange, yellow, brown, and a little scary. Today's list offers ten things that are likely to scare your piano teacher. Some are silly and some are serious, but all are things you might encounter with your piano kid.
Learn more at www.PianoParentPodcast.com/350.
PPP 349: How to make your piano kid fail proof
We do everything we can, as parents, to set our kids up for success at the piano. We pay for lessons, drive them to their lesson, provide them with an instrument to practice. What steps should we take to help our piano kids overcome failure?
How can we make their piano journey "so simple, plain, or reliable as to leave no opportunity for error, misuse, or failure"?
Find out in today's episode and learn more at www.PianoParentPodcast.com/349.
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!