Piano Blog

Fact no.1 - Learning to play the piano is something so many people dream of doing. Fact no.2 - Learning...
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This is a summer like no other. The airports are packed, national parks are over full, and everyone is out...
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I tell my students that music reading is our burden to bear. I played the violin all through school and...
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Teaching Rhythm

By Doreen Hall  /  June 23, 2021
"Music is organized sound, Rhythm is the timing of the.music.  In time is where the music exists. Time is like...
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It’s only Tuesday and it’s been a real challenge this week. Even some of my best students seem to be...
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I Love My iPad

By Doreen Hall  /  March 29, 2021
I love my iPad! by Doreen M Hall In July of 2020 my father gave me an awesome gift. An...
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Teaching Popular Music

By Doreen Hall  /  March 29, 2021
My very first piano teacher Mr. Herbert Sweet taught me to play popular music from the very beginning. I remember...
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Making Online Teaching Easier

By Doreen Hall  /  March 29, 2021
We have all been thrown into online lessons whether we wanted to be teaching online or not. I have been...
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16 Qualities a Good Piano Teacher?   “Where love is deep, much can be accomplished.”  Shinichi Suzuki I saw a...
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Guest Post By Marlene Moore ( This may be the most important article you read this year.) Changes have happened...
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Teaching Preschooler Beginners Online   The good news is that they seem to have a vaccine for COVID. This means...
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Teaching Students to Read Music

By Doreen Hall  /  October 12, 2020
What is the number one reason students don’t practice? They can’t read music well. Having to figure out every note...
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24 Reasons I Love the Piano

By Doreen Hall  /  September 29, 2020
  I admit it. I wrote a post called “19 Reasons I Hate the Piano”. I guess I was feeling...
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“Hello...Ms. Hall?” “Yes, this is she” “My name is Sherry I am looking for a new piano teacher for my...
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The Arts…Who needs ‘em?

By Doreen Hall  /  August 20, 2020
    “We live in this world in order always to learn, and to enlighten each other by means of...
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I wrote this post a while back and never published it. I was worried about being too…I don’t know…controversial.  ...
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We have all been thrown into online lessons whether we wanted to be teaching online or not. I have been...
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Summer is coming, and it’s a tough time of year for piano teachers even when we are not going through...
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Online Piano Games   I am so very heartened by people’s response to the pandemic. So many people are pitching...
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I compiled a list of favorite piano teaching books and resources with the help of many colleagues. These are the...
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