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A first lesson on piano

Within three minutes of a first lesson, our beginning students learn a song.  The song is really an...

How To Be A Better Music Teacher Part 3

So in my last two posts, we've discussed some ideas for becoming a better music teacher.

In the...

How To Be A Better Music Teacher Part 2

Ever tried to interview and hire a music teacher?

Recently, I combed through hundreds of resumes...

How to Encourage Focus in Yourself and Your Students

How To Be A Better Music Teacher, (Part 1 of 3)

“Focus!  Focus!  Focus!”

Have you ever heard that?...

How To Use A Focus Window to Combat Overwhelm in Students

In the jungle that is music education, there lives a beast.  

A terrifying dragon that lurks behind...

How to get concepts to stick for music students

What cognitive disfluency teaches us?

I've been thinking about this for a while.

How To Know If Your Child's Music Lessons Are Backwards?

The Joy of Music

One of the best parts of my job as a music teacher is witnessing the pure joy that...

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...

How To Teach Music in The New Attention Economy

The Information Economy?

People sometimes say that we are living in the “information economy.”  I...

What Miss Shelly Discovered In A Nightmare Piano Lesson

Shelly took a deep breath.