Piano Blog

“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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The Best Piano Teacher in Town Free Preschool Webinar  Sign up for the webinar Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 12:00 pm...
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19 Reasons I Hate the Piano

By Doreen Hall  /  January 3, 2020
19 Reasons I Hate the Piano   What!!! You ask.   What do you mean you hate the piano?  ...
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2020 Answers

By Doreen Hall  /  December 20, 2019
Celebrate 2019 and Look Forward to 2020   I promised I would post my answers to the questions. So here...
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  I wrote this post "Parents Why Your Child Must Practice the Piano" for pianoparents.net  I thought it would be a...
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Piano Studio Program Statement

By Doreen Hall  /  October 18, 2019
  In my book “The Happiest Piano Teacher in Town” There is a chapter about the piano studio program statement....
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Words Have Power

By Doreen Hall  /  September 10, 2019
Warning I have to warn you that the content of this post may seem like a no brainer for those...
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  My second son Johnny is musically gifted and like his mom he loves music. He has always been a...
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  It goes without saying that some of your students will come to you because of people you know or...
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This post will explore beginning piano improvisation activities and why improvisation is so important. Objectives, For students to feel comfortable...
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Practice Makes Progress

By Doreen Hall  /  August 20, 2019
Chapter 18 - From "The Happiest Piano Teacher in Town-Empowering Teachers to Inspire Students" Practice makes progress. “Our aim needs...
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"What is measured gets improved" Peter Drucker Evaluating Piano Student Progress The school year is drawing to a close. The...
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No one ever talks about this, but teaching piano lessons can be hard on days when you are stressed, sad...
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It's easy for me to know when boundaries are being crossed. I can feel it. It feels...well, bad. My blood...
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