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. […]

Do I Need a License to Teach the Piano?

Do I need license to teach the piano?

Hello and welcome to a series of blog posts exploring the questions piano teachers often ask. One of them is about licenses. Consider this blog post a self-starter guide into the topic of licensing. License vs Certificate Occupational licenses are sometimes confused with professional certificates. It may be because some organizations do refer to the […]

How to Keep Intermediate Piano Students Interested in Piano Lessons

How to keep intermediate piano students interested in piano lessons

Nowadays children are so over-scheduled with various activities that they hardly have time to live. Finding appropriate repertoire that fits into their busy lives and keeps them interested in piano lessons is challenging. Especially for intermediate level students. The time of elementary lessons, when students were exposed to learning music concepts, mastered pieces in a […]

20 Intermediate Piano Repertoire Pieces to Inspire

Intermediate Piano Repertoire

Do you have a list of intermediate piano repertoire pieces to inspire and motivate your students?? Introducing the students to world-known pianists is an encouraging and rewarding experience and has to be included in the lesson plan for all levels. Here is a list of 20 Intermediate Piano Repertoire Pieces which definitely are going to […]

The Guide to Intermediate Piano Lesson Planning

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Intermediate Piano Lesson Planning? Do we need to plan and set goals for each student? After years of working with students and various technical educational resources available to me, I came up with a simple planning system that helps me organize day-to-day lessons effectively. Each lesson for the level 5-8 piano student is 45 min […]

How to Inspire and Motivate Piano Students

How to inspire and motivate piano students

Nowadays children are born into a fast-paced, technology-driven world, that changes rapidly and remarkably every day. Accepting the idea that today’s children cannot be motivated the same way as 20 years ago could help to adopt some new motivation strategy. Among the well-known approaches as choosing the good variety of repertoire, performing in festivals and […]

Beginner Piano Lesson Plan Sample

Beginner Piano Lesson Plan

What is a beginner piano lesson plan and how it can be your time and soul saver? The beginner piano lesson plan is not set in stone and can give enough room for flexibility. Include these 3 roadmap elements into your planning and it will save your time, help with learning evaluation, as well as […]