Piano Blog

The Value of Independent Piano Work

By Doreen Hall  /  November 15, 2018
  My goal as a teacher is to make myself unnecessary. I am happiest when I see my alumni playing...
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Ten Ways to Make Your Piano Studio More Profitable

By Doreen Hall  /  October 1, 2018
I don't know about you, but I feel like things are getting more and more expensive and money is getting...
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Make Time Fly While Teaching Piano Lessons

By Doreen Hall  /  September 30, 2018
If you never feel bored, tired, burned out while teaching this post is not for you. If you could use...
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Still trying to Please Everyone? Stop it You Can’t

By Doreen Hall  /  September 30, 2018
I had almost forgotten. It's been a little while since I've been hit with a dose of negativity. Things have...
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What Kind of Piano Teacher are You?

By Doreen Hall  /  September 30, 2018
What Kind of Piano Teacher am I? Take the Quiz below   I my last blog post “Still Trying to Please...
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Little Kids on the Keys

By Doreen Hall  /  September 30, 2018
  Imagine having a great time teaching preschoolers. Teaching little kids on the keys. Imagine those lessons are so much...
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10 Great Things to do with Chopsticks

By Doreen Hall  /  July 5, 2018
  Like most teachers, I always have an eye out for things that I can use when I am teaching....
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Love Will Keep Us Together

By Doreen Hall  /  June 26, 2018
I have one, most all important wish for every person (adult or child) who comes into my studio to begin...
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  I don't know about you, but I feel like things are getting more and more expensive and money is...
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How and Why to Teach Folk Music to Piano Students

By Doreen Hall  /  June 9, 2018
Folk Music, by definition, is the music of the people. It is simple enough that the average person can perform...
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10 Great Piano Teaching Games Using Chopsticks

By Doreen Hall  /  June 9, 2018
Like most teachers, I always have an eye out for things that I can use when I am teaching. I...
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How to Draft a Piano Studio Policy

By Doreen Hall  /  June 7, 2018
There are always questions coming up about studio policies. Recently I was asked to help draft a studio policy for...
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Create Your Own Hands-on Piano Piano Activities

By Doreen Hall  /  June 6, 2018
Hands-on is Helpful. I live in Cleveland Ohio in the U.S. There is a large and vibrant classical music community...
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Teaching Piano Teachers Part One

By Doreen Hall  /  June 6, 2018
I remember my very first piano teaching job at a music store in New York. I got the job because...
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A Heart for Teaching Piano Teachers

By Doreen Hall  /  June 6, 2018
Here is the second part of last week's blog post. A heart for teaching piano teachers. Continued. Everything has a...
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Piano Studio Etiquette 101

By Doreen Hall  /  June 6, 2018
Here's a post I plan to publish at pianoparents.net. I thought piano teachers might find it entertaining. I would love...
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10 Ways to Make your Piano Studio More Profitable

By Doreen Hall  /  April 10, 2018
  I don't know about you, but I feel like things are getting more and more expensive and money is...
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Preschool Piano Skills and Goals

By Doreen Hall  /  October 16, 2017
What does it mean to be the best piano teacher in town? It means having preschool piano skills and goals...
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Why Do We Need a Piano and What Type Should We Get?

By Doreen Hall  /  August 11, 2017
Why do we need a piano and what type should we get? Students need a piano because they need to...
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Discovering Peace and Prosperity

By Doreen Hall  /  June 23, 2017
I am so honored and excited to present this guest post from my friend and colleague Sarah Buckley, owner of...
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