This one-room group piano schoolhouse format works very well. The students enjoy being in the class together. They like performing solos for each other and playing together in ensembles.

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Teaching Piano Classes Rocks! This week so many stellar moments happened in the piano classes. Thanksgiving was last week, and I don’t want to leave this month without remembering how appreciative my soul feels. I pinch myself every day that my livelihood is making music with other humans. I wantRead More →

Autumn in Idaho is Breathtaking This time of year is really my favorite. In the Treasure Valley here in Idaho, we enjoy many moderate days with lots of sunshine. The trees are changing their colors. It’s really stunningly beautiful. I love getting out my sweaters and drinking my tea inRead More →

I Donut Know What I was Thinking… So…the catastrophe.  This is Part 2 to my Donut piano practice incentive contest. It was already not a winning idea on my part.  Each piano class group  were working hard to earn that donut party. They all wanted to win. They didn ‘tRead More →

How can a piano practice contest fail when donuts are involved? Last Fall I decided my students needed a practice incentive. My goal was to get all my students practicing consistently. I wanted to keep my classes learning together as a cohort. I wanted them to move through their methodRead More →

I Want to Play Piano Just Like Mommy! When I was in the third grade I thought it would be really cool to play the piano. My mother played and I loved listening to her.  I wanted to be able to make beautiful music just like her. I started messingRead More →

It seems like every other day I run into an adult who says that they used to play the piano, but they don’t anymore. They say they wish they hadn’t quit and they seem a little sad about it. I always try to reassure them that its not too late,Read More →