Piano Blog

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?  ...
Read More

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...
Read More
  I wrote this post "Parents Why Your Child Must Practice the Piano" for pianoparents.net  I thought it would be a...
Read More

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....
Read More

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...
Read More
  My second son Johnny is musically gifted and like his mom he loves music. He has always been a...
Read More
  It goes without saying that some of your students will come to you because of people you know or...
Read More
This post will explore beginning piano improvisation activities and why improvisation is so important. Objectives, For students to feel comfortable...
Read More

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...
Read More
"What is measured gets improved" Peter Drucker Evaluating Piano Student Progress The school year is drawing to a close. The...
Read More
No one ever talks about this, but teaching piano lessons can be hard on days when you are stressed, sad...
Read More
It's easy for me to know when boundaries are being crossed. I can feel it. It feels...well, bad. My blood...
Read More
  My goal as a teacher is to make myself unnecessary. I am happiest when I see my alumni playing...
Read More
I don't know about you, but I feel like things are getting more and more expensive and money is getting...
Read More
If you never feel bored, tired, burned out while teaching this post is not for you. If you could use...
Read More
I had almost forgotten. It's been a little while since I've been hit with a dose of negativity. Things have...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More
  Like most teachers, I always have an eye out for things that I can use when I am teaching....
Read More

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...
Read More
1 2 3 4