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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 are...

How To Run Your Teaching Biz Like A Badass Boss

I love money. I love everything about it. I bought some pretty good stuff. Got me a $300 pair of...

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...

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...

Brett is Teaching Full Time After Doubling His Roster

While he started teaching music to make some extra cash, Brett quickly realized that he had a knack...

How to activate creativity, innovation and invention?

“What do you think?”

When was the last time someone asked you this?  And if you answered, did you...

How To Spark Growth, Friendship & Love with A Mentor Program

We recently returned from an amazing trip connecting with my father’s roots in Thailand. My wife...

This is what I learned at NY EDTech, and it was great

This week my wife and I went to the NY EDTech 2017 conference held at my alma mater NYU.   Below...

Rapport and How To Teach A Student Who Doesn't Look Like You

“I’m black so my teacher needs to be black.”

Nobody said this, yet.  

Surprising Secrets From A Grammy Award-Winning Arranger

Surprising secrets emerge in conversation with jazz legend Gil Goldstein on music education, color...