Practice Tips


A Parent’s Guide to Helping Your Child Practice at Home! Involved parents = successful practice. Successful practice + progress = happy kids. Happy kids = happy parents! It’s no secret, parents who are active participants in the piano lesson process have children who make progress. Kids who can see and […]

How Can I Help My Child Practice?



I work hard to make sure each lesson is enjoyable and rewarding for the student.  Many parents are looking for activities for their children that will enrich their lives, encourage mental development and give them a sense of accomplishment.  They also want that activity to be fun. This makes sense. […]

Are piano lessons always fun?




I was going to write a post about this NY Times article: “Forget What You Know About Good Study Habits” but, with the hustle and bustle of the beginning of the school year, I could find the time to get to it.  However, it seems that the talented folks at […]

Building Great Practice Habits At Home


The “My First Piano Adventures” series for young children is one of my favorite lesson book series that exist.  There are many method books out there, and in my opinion, no one book has everything, but the “My First Piano Adventures” series is a comprehensive, well-thought out collection of activities […]

Book Review – My First Piano Adventures Book Series



Recently, I’ve been scouring the web looking for fun books for my very young students.  There are a few decent method books out there for very young learners, but I was specifically looking for books with a fun, engaging story line that my little ones would be able to follow. […]

Book Review – Bosco and Kitty’s Piano Magic


When you begin playing an instrument, one of the most important things to learn is how to practice. Having a strategy for how to learn a piece, improve your technique, enhance your sight-reading skills, etc. is just as important as setting aside the time to practice. Here are a few […]

Practice Tips