Unicorn Ledger Notes Game for Your Beginner Piano Student

Unicorn Ledger Notes Game

Do you have a student who is a good note reader but when it comes to high pitches everything gets “too hard” and boring? Please note that some younger students just haven’t developed space and dimension sense yet. It is still hard for them to imagine the continuity of the staff. Therefore ledger line notes […]

Beginner Piano Sharp Note Reading Worksheet

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How many of you had a student who is scared of sharps and sharp note reading? The younger generation calls it a hashtag 😃, which makes us smile, right?! I do introduce my students to sharps early, in the first year of studying piano and use my full arsenal of visual, kinesthetic, and digital tools […]

Top 4 Beginner Piano Lesson Activities for Online Teaching

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Welcome to Start Piano Studio blog. Today we are entering the realm of online piano lessons. We do know that online lessons may not be your favorite way of teaching the piano and arguably the most effective one. However, there are times when they are the only way and we are here to help. How […]

Integrating Piano Improvisation into Beginner Lesson

Integrating Piano Improvisation into Beginner Lesson

Improvisation is a key to sparking creativity and maintaining interest in the process of studying piano. Unfortunately, piano improvisation is commonly neglected in piano lessons. Not because teachers do not value it, but because we all are on a schedule, exams, recitals, festivals, and squishing in a little bit of fun and silly is not […]

Free Scheduler Or How can Google Calendar Help your Piano Studio?

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Hello and welcome to our blog exploring the questions piano teachers and owners of the home-based piano studios often ask. Have you ever considered using an app for scheduling? There are many paid scheduling products on the market. And one day we will have a separate article about some of them so stay tuned! Today […]

Valentine Piano Games and Worksheets

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Christmas is a distant memory and it is time to color your studio in different palettes. How about Valentine Piano Games and Worksheets? To brighten the gloomy days of February add some colorful Valentine-themed activities to your studio every day and invigorate the learning routine. Check out some worksheets and games from the Start Piano […]

How Much Should I Charge for Piano Lessons?

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Hello and welcome to a series of blog posts exploring the questions piano teachers often ask when they start a piano studio. And one of those questions comes from the new piano teachers a lot. How much should I charge? But before we try to answer the question of price, let’s see how much your […]

Bring Fun to the Studio with Unicorn’s Interval Worksheets

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Themed worksheets are the best way to add some excitement to your everyday studio practicing. Recently I have noticed that not just 5 y.o. but also 9 y.o. give me a big smile when I pull out a binder of Unicorn’s Worksheet. Therefore I have created a series of Unicorn’s Interval Worksheets for the older […]

To Commute or Not to Commute, That is The Question?

To commute or not to commute

Hello and welcome to a series of blog posts exploring the questions piano teachers often ask when they start a piano studio. And one of them is about commuting to a student’s house. In this article let’s see when you would consider traveling to your student’s house to be a viable option and why. Do […]

Progressive Strategies to Practice Piano Scales

Playing scales is the most common way to develop finger dexterity, hands independents and coordination. There is no doubt that scale practice often becomes a chore for many students. The boredom of going up and down together with thoughtless playing diminishes the value of such an important technique and it turns into rooting unhealthy habits. […]