“Practice Makes Progress” Free Webinar.

“Practice Makes Progress” Free Webinar.

Come join me as I share what I have learned in over 37 years of teaching that has helped me get my students practicing carefully and consistently.

In this webinar, you will learn. How to set students up for success from the very beginning.
. Why students don’t practice and what to do about it.

. How to get your students motivated to practice and be thrilled about the progress they are making.

. Which day is the most important day of the week to practice.

. How to get parents on board with practice.

. And much more.

Register today!


Help My Student isn’t Practicing!

This is a summer like no other. The airports are packed, national parks are over full, and everyone is out and about. It’s no wonder, we pretty much lost last summer to COVID so the fact that people are letting loose and on the go is good news!

The bad news is that our piano students may not be doing as much practice as before.

So, what can we do? If you’re like me, you don’t really want to have students quit, but teaching students who haven’t practiced all week is…well…no fun. (That’s putting it mildly)

No fun for the teacher, and no fun for the student either.

Paloma Piano has plenty of resources to help make lessons fun and keep things moving ahead, even if a few of your students are having a little trouble staying inside this summer.

Let’s fill up that 30 minutes and make time fly!

Your students will be learning, and they won’t even know it! Best of all, everybody will be happy, you, your students, and their parents;)

Here’s what we have for you!

For Beginners,

We have plenty of fun and easy music that you can pick up and teach in an instant.

Check out,

My Favorite Piano Book

The Spring Baby Animal Collection

Follow Me and Follow Me Too

The Mangrove Forest Collection

The Planets Collection

All of these pieces are specially composed to be super easy to teach and learn.

For Intermediate Students,

At the Carnival Collection

Super Shorties

Rhythm Rx

Reading Rx

Blues Level One

For Later Intermediate and Advanced Students;

The above resources plus,

Music Theory Book

Music Theory Worksheets

Any of our Early Intermediate Solos

Major Scale and Arpeggio Worksheets

We also have dozens of printable games that can be used online or in person! If you are teaching online simply email your student a copy of the printable game and you can both play!

If your students are away from the piano but would like to continue working on something take a look at the,

First 4 Before Collection

There’s much more!

Visit the Paloma Piano homepage where you will find links to all of these great resources!



Paloma Piano has legacy pricing! Did you realize that the membership fee you sign up with is the price you will pay for as long as you continue to be a member!!

Even though new music and resources are regularly being added you will pay the same membership fee you started with. 

Platinum members get full access and unlimited reprinting on the website.

Ideas for Keeping Piano Students Over the Summer and Beyond

Summer is here, and it’s a tough time of year for piano teachers even when we are not going through a global health crisis. I (along with many others) am concerned about students dropping out of piano lessons for the summer and maybe leaving altogether. I did some research and put together a plan to try and retain students.

Stay Connected

I want my students to know that I really care about them. Everyone is has been through a tough year. So, making an extra effort for some social time seems to make sense.

1 – When I log on to teach a lesson, I give my students and their parents a little time to talk. I make it a point to ask them how their day is going, and how their week was.

2 – Host a group. Every other Saturday I have been hosting a piano party on zoom. It’s free and the kids and their parents love it. I do too!

3 – Send a postcard in the mail. One teacher I know is doing this and her students really appreciate it. I plan to give this a try.

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