Piano Blog

The Perfectionistic Piano Student

By Doreen Hall  /  May 2, 2016
The Perfectionistic Piano Student Have you ever had an experience with a student that just doesn't compute? You know the...
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Overcoming Stage Fright,

By Doreen Hall  /  May 2, 2016
Stage Fright Stage fright anyone? Or should I say stage fright, everyone? We've all been there. Those sweaty palms and...
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The Highs and Lows of a Piano Teaching Mom

By Doreen Hall  /  May 2, 2016
The Highs and Lows of a Piano Teaching Mom It's a dream come true, right? Not only can you play...
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Learning Piano Scales and Arpeggios the Easy Way

By Doreen Hall  /  May 2, 2016
Learning Piano Scales and Arpeggios the Easy Way In the last blog post “Convincing Kids to Play Piano Scales &...
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Convincing Kids to Play Piano Scales and Arpeggios

By Doreen Hall  /  May 2, 2016
Let me start by being perfectly honest. I don't like teaching scales or arpeggios. Come to think of it, I...
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The Piano As a Second Instrument

By Doreen Hall  /  May 2, 2016
Learning the Piano The piano isn't just for pianists. Why not consider the piano as a second instrument? Did you...
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Easy Music Theory

By Doreen Hall  /  May 2, 2016
Music Theory doesn't have to consist of boring drills and endless busy work. Easy Music theory is in every piece...
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How to Get Free Pianos for students?

By Doreen Hall  /  May 1, 2016
 I have been presented with a new problem in my studio over the last few years. That is, people signing...
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Convincing Students to Count Rhythm

By Doreen Hall  /  May 1, 2016
To Count rhythm? or Not to Count rhythm? Convincing students to count rhythm. Here I go again trying to cajole...
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Piano Method Books – A Brief History

By Doreen Hall  /  May 1, 2016
I have been doing some research on the history of piano method books. Who taught the great composers of the...
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Choosing Piano Repertoire

By Doreen Hall  /  May 1, 2016
The Never Ending “I Can't Find a Piece I Like” Continuum Have you ever heard something like this while choosing...
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The 30 Minute Piano Lesson

By Doreen Hall  /  May 1, 2016
The Thirty Minute Piano Lesson Have you ever wondered why the 30-minute, private piano lesson is the standard for piano...
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10 Activities for Preschool Piano Students

By Doreen Hall  /  May 1, 2016
I love teaching preschool piano students, but in order to keep the little ones engaged it is important to keep...
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Free Online Piano Books and Materials

By Doreen Hall  /  May 1, 2016
Paloma Piano offers Free online piano books and materials, What are the advantages of being able to print your piano...
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10 Benefits of Listening to Classical Music

By Doreen Hall  /  May 1, 2016
Let’s face it; convincing your students that classical music is “cool” can be difficult. Most students would rather learn more...
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Starting a Home Piano Studio

By Doreen Hall  /  May 1, 2016
Many people aspire to have a home business, After all, what's not to like? No overhead, no commute, no boss....
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Piano Lessons For Adults

By Doreen Hall  /  May 1, 2016
Piano lessons aren't just for kids anymore, and that's great news! So many people who missed out on the opportunity...
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Dance and Music a Great Combination

By Doreen Hall  /  May 1, 2016
"Dance like music is the expression of the human spirit. Dance is visual music" S.Janaki. Dance and Music a Great...
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How to Teach Music Reading

By Doreen Hall  /  May 1, 2016
How to Teach Music Reading In the last post we had discussed the challenges of learning to read piano music....
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How To Get More Piano Students and Grow Your Studio

By Doreen Hall  /  April 26, 2016
  How to Get More Piano Students If you are just starting out as a piano teacher and dream of...
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