music students group class settings
June 14, 2022 | Introduction

Why Beginning Music Students Thrive in Group Class Settings

There are several ways young people learn across many disciplines, and the realm of music is no exception. Among the formats that have shown the greatest success for younger beginning students is the group class setting. While some students may be ready to jump into private musical instruction at age 6, most beginners excel and progress faster in sm ...

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January 28, 2020 | Good Habits

10 Things to do Before Starting Piano

Ever wonder what you should do before your child starts piano lessons? For the parent coming from a non-musical background, this can be a completely new world. To clear things up and keep it simple, here is a list of 9 things to do BEFORE your child starts lessons this fall. 1. Purchase an Instrument Whether you choose an acoustic or digital piano, h ...

January 28, 2020 | Good Habits

Don’t Dread those Piano Scales

Practicing scales brings a host of thoughts and feelings to mind for any pianist. For some it’s enjoyable, for others not so much–frustration and annoyance better describes their personal opinion. No matter which camp you find yourself, there’s always room to change things up and introduce a new aid into your scale practice routine. PDF Scale Diagra ...

January 28, 2020 | Good Habits

Finger Nails on the Piano: Why Shorter is Best

Clickety, Clickety, Clickety…it’s similar to nails on a chalkboard, just a little bit worse. For any piano teacher, the sound of nails clicking on the keys as a student plays ranks as one of the worst sounds known to man. Maybe that’s a bit extreme, but you get the picture. In truth, nail length is more than just your instructor’s personal preferen ...

September 17, 2019 | App of the Month

App of the Month: Piano Dust Buster

Who can use this: any age What does it help you develop: a love for learning your favorite songs! Where is it available: Apple Store only Cost: FREE (or pay for an upgraded package of your choices) Inspiration goes a long way in learning an instrument. This app is the perfect way that your child, a grandparent, friend, or even yourself can learn popula ...

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