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How Open-Minded Are You as a Music Teacher?

"A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open.” -Frank Zappa

How open-minded...

Carol’s Students Learn Faster and Have More Fun With Color

Though she had already been working with young music students, Carol found that it was often...

My interview about the Musicolor Method on Tim Topham's podcast

I was recently interviewed on the influential  Creative Piano Teacher   podcast  with  Tim Topham.

Anne Reinvented Her Career With The Perfect Part-Time Piano School

After a long recovery from surgery, Anne was wondering if she would ever be able to have the...

What Happens When You Ask A Preschooler If They Can Do Anything

Ask a preschooler and see what happens.

Imagine this scenario.

You walk into a preschool classroom...

Music Education And The Belief of "Control of Destiny"

As a parent, I have always wanted my son to have a music education.  It’s not that I want him to be...

What is the best mindset for music educators?

True or False: There is usually only one right way to do something.

Try to answer that quickly and...

The #1 Secret To Teaching Young Children Music

Teaching Young Children Music

As a private music teacher, you want to teach music to children.  You...

Learning Life Lessons Through Music Lessons

This past week my 13 year old son performed in the NYC Opera Renaissance production of Tosca.  We...

A Growth Mindset for Music Teachers

As teachers, I'm certain we are all believers of the “growth mindset” - meaning we believe...