305 episodes

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.

Piano Parent Podcast: helping teachers, parents, and students get the most of their piano lessons‪.‬ Shelly Davis: Piano teacher, podcasting for the benefit of piano parents

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7 • 47 Ratings

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 299: WWYD - Practice Space

    PPP 299: WWYD - Practice Space

    This summer, I’m doing a special series called, “What would you do?” We’re taking a little break from the longer format episodes to focus on individual scenarios you might face as you and your piano kid navigate this musical journey.
    Just as your child puts their backpack by the door the night before school and you have your car keys in a bowl on a table in the entry hallway, this summer series will give you ideas about how to handle potential obstacles in your piano studies.

    • 15 min
    PPP 298: WWYD - Letter Names

    PPP 298: WWYD - Letter Names

    This summer, I’m doing a special series called, “What would you do?” We’re taking a little break from the longer format episodes to focus on individual scenarios you might face as you and your piano kid navigate this musical journey.
    Just as you have drilled your phone number and address in your kid’s memory and you have ICE contact information on your cell phone, this summer series will give you ideas about how to handle potential obstacles in your piano studies.

    • 15 min
    PPP 297: WWYD - Practice Time

    PPP 297: WWYD - Practice Time

    This summer, I’m doing a special series called, “What would you do?” We’re taking a little break from the longer format episodes to focus on individual scenarios you might face as you and your piano kid navigate this musical journey.
    Just as your child has a set bedtime and you set the bathroom clock ahead 5 minutes to avoid being late, this summer series will give you ideas about how to handle potential obstacles in your piano studies.

    • 11 min
    PPP 296: WWYD - Stopping Lessons

    PPP 296: WWYD - Stopping Lessons

    This summer, I’m doing a special series called, “What would you do?” We’re taking a little break from the longer format episodes to focus on individual scenarios you might face as you and your piano kid navigate this musical journey.
    Just as your child practices fire drills at school and you have a backup plan in case it rains on the day of their birthday party, this summer series will give you ideas about how to handle potential obstacles in your piano studies.

    • 13 min
    PPP 295: Why should your piano kid get SMART with their music?

    PPP 295: Why should your piano kid get SMART with their music?

    My teaching method of getting SMART with your music is a nice middle ground between being fully committed to the written score and trying to create music from scratch.
    In this episode, you will hear how other piano kids are getting SMART with their music.
     

    • 44 min
    PPP 294: The Journey to Musical Mastery

    PPP 294: The Journey to Musical Mastery

    A few days ago my friend and fellow piano teacher, Kristin Yost, posted a document from her music school. She called the document "Journey to Musical Mastery" and in it, she offers parents a basic guideline of expectations for each phase of learning to make music.
    With Kristin's permission, I am sharing the document with you today.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

Pianoguru ,

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.

Sincerely,
Liana Pace, piano teacher

Lovelylittlelocs ,

Great podcast for parents of piano students!

I love listening to Shelly! There is some great information in her podcast to inspire piano parents!

FlameRetardant ,

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!

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