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How To Teach Piano To Kids

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How To Teach Piano To Kids

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Amazing!

By Drragonfly - Mar 31 2019
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I have gotten so many good ideas and insights from this podcast!!! Great topics and wonderful interviews!! Every piano teacher needs to listen to this podcast!!

Love it!

By Nancy at the Piano - Apr 18 2014
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What a fabulous and helpful podcast! Please keep them coming!!!

iTunes Ratings

20 Ratings
Average Ratings
17
2
0
0
1

Amazing!

By Drragonfly - Mar 31 2019
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I have gotten so many good ideas and insights from this podcast!!! Great topics and wonderful interviews!! Every piano teacher needs to listen to this podcast!!

Love it!

By Nancy at the Piano - Apr 18 2014
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What a fabulous and helpful podcast! Please keep them coming!!!
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How To Teach Piano To Kids

Rank #1: Teaching Piano Students To Play From Lead Sheets; Expert Step-by-Step Advice

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Do you teach from lead sheets?  Have you thought about doing so but aren’t sure where to start? Do you use them all the time but wonder if there is more you could be doing? Lead sheets have quickly become one of my “secret weapon” teaching tools. They provide the instant gratification teens crave, they […]

May 29 2015

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Rank #2: The Huge Practice Mistake That Thousands of Piano Students Are Making

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How were you taught to learn something new, or to fix a mistake when you were a piano student? Your answer is likely “Drill it.  Over and over and over and over.” Do you still force yourself to sit down and play the same thing repeatedly until it is right? If so, then you’ll want to listen […]

May 28 2014

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Rank #3: How To Teach Piano To Adult Students, With Pete Jutras

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If there’s one person who knows what makes adult piano students tick… it’s Pete Jutras. As Editor of the Clavier Companion magazine, he’s no stranger to the world of piano… or the world of adult piano students. Through his uber-successful group programs at Southern Methodist University he’s had the opportunity to share his love of […]

Jul 11 2014

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Rank #4: TPT 03 – How to Start Your Piano Studio From Scratch… Again

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Wouldn’t it be nice if moving across town or across the country simply meant packing your bags, choosing a cute new home and transferring offices? For piano teachers it just isn’t so!  We have so many considerations when relocating that it can seem overwhelming.  Today’s podcast covers the ins and outs of being a “Piano […]

Aug 06 2013

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Rank #5: Piano Teaching Advice Direct From Jon Schmidt Of The Piano Guys!

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We’re just going to go ahead and assume you’re a Piano Guys fan… and, as their videos have been watched 300 million times, I’m also going to assume you’ve watched more than one!  They are truly an inspirational group and a rapidly growing phenomenon in the music industry. One-on-one with “The Piano Guy” It was […]

Nov 19 2013

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Rank #6: 10 Piano Studio Events That Should Definitely Make Your Calendar

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Like thousands of other piano teachers around the globe, you are no doubt up to your eyeballs in piano studio scheduling. You’re also probably in the midst of planning out your calendar. So (as if you’re not already busy enough) in today’s piano podcast we’re discussing 10 studio events that should definitely make your calendar […]

Aug 20 2013

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Rank #7: How To Teach Your Piano Students To Improvise… With Bradley Sowash

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When I was in my 3rd year of University someone ran up to me in the hallway, breathless: “You’re a piano player, yes?”.  Uh huh.  “My keyboard guy just quit my band and we have a gig tonight. Can you fill in?” Let me see… do you play Minuet in G at any point during your […]

May 22 2014

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Rank #8: How To Teach Your Piano Students To Dig Deep And Persevere

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What is grit? How does being “gritty” translate into achievement and how can we teach our piano students to persevere over the long-term despite setbacks? If you’ve ever asked yourself these questions – or, if this subject piques your interest, then today’s TeachPianoToday podcast will fascinate you. Do You Have Gritty Piano Students? A few weeks […]

May 11 2015

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Rank #9: If You Encourage Your Piano Parents To Do Just One Thing… Make It This

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We expect all children to learn to read. It’s just a given. So why is it then that we don’t expect all children to be musical? This is a statement that drew me to Dr. Lisa Koops and her research and work in the field of early childhood musical development. Join us on today’s podcast […]

Oct 09 2014

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Rank #10: Let’s Talk About Improvising, Chording and Composing with your Piano Students

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If these 3 words strike fear into your very soul… then you’re not alone!  Improvising, chording and composing with piano students is something that many piano teachers avoid simply because it feels like uncharted territory. Teaching without a book can seem difficult… until now! During this podcast, we’re chatting with Karen Gibson and she’s here […]

Oct 21 2013

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Rank #11: Secrets Shared by a Piano Teacher Who’s Rockin’ Teen Retention

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If you’ve ever headed online to search for piano teaching tips for teenage students… this podcast is for you!  It’s everything you need to know about how to adapt your teaching style and approach to guarantee success with your teenage piano students. This is Episode 8 of the Teach Piano Today Podcast and we’re happy […]

Sep 23 2013

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Rank #12: How to use an iPad in your Piano Lessons: Podcast Episode 15

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Have you been toying with the idea of purchasing an iPad but aren’t sure if you can truly justify doing so? Do you have an iPad but you haven’t yet used it in your piano lessons? Do you already use an iPad but are always on the hunt for more ideas? Then this podcast is for you! The […]

Mar 20 2014

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Rank #13: Dr. Adam Ockelford, Teacher To Derek Paravicini, on Teaching Special Needs Piano Students

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Piano teachers everywhere have students in their studio with complex needs.  Be it visual impairment, Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia… the spectrum of differences is wide. And piano teachers everywhere have questions about how to effectively meet the needs of these students. Advice From A True Expert In today’s Teach Piano Today podcast, we’re interviewing Dr. Adam Ockelford […]

Apr 27 2015

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Rank #14: Piano Teaching Inspiration From Grand Central Station

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Today we start our “Success Series”… podcast episodes where we chat with piano teachers around the world who are experiencing great success with their piano teaching studios.  It is our hope that you’ll find inspiration, ideas and solid advice from those who are “rockin’ the biz”. In episode 6 we interview Natalia Huang, owner and […]

Sep 05 2013

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Rank #15: How to Become the Perfect Piano Parent – The Teach Piano Today Podcast

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If there was ever a TeachPianoToday podcast that you should share… it’s this one.  Today we’re speaking with the brilliant Dr. Christopher Fisher, Associate Professor of piano at Ohio University, and we’re talking about effective parental involvement in piano education. Scroll to the bottom of this post to listen now. Listen in as Dr. Fisher […]

May 15 2014

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