"Guitar Hero” game was something that could bring gaming geeks and music geeks together in a room cheering each other on in a way that had never been done before. “Playing Guitar Hero” was code for party. Here are some things you’ll remember if you were obsessed from the start:
Many famous celebrities also actively play the piano. While many folks grew up taking piano lessons and stopped playing or performing, these famous figures make time to perform and incorporate their love of piano into their work.
This list contains a healthy sampling of both “throwback” games and new ones, and every single song is much more than just a song from a childish game. Some of these might even bring back some wonderful memories!
“Piano lessons” is a phrase that probably has negative connotations for a lot of people, bringing back memories of sitting down on a hard piano bench at a stranger’s house to stumble over boring sheet music and scales. If you were a kid that went through the process of getting piano lessons forced upon you by your parents...
“Amazing Grace” is a song recognizable to nearly anyone; it’s been around since 1779, but gained popularity in the United States in about 1835. The song started off as a poem and was eventually combined with the tune of a British folk song called “New Britain”.
Most piano teachers provide some sort of tangible reward to mark the achievements of their young learners. In this article, we delve into a bit of psychology to offer tips on designing an incentives program for your piano students.
Have you decided that it's finally time to share your passion for the piano with the next generation of musicians? Hopefully you've thought about the kind of piano teacher you want to be. Every piano teacher has his or her own style, but we think there are a few characteristics that all awesome piano teachers have in common.
For piano students, formal performance opportunities can be very rewarding...or they can be stressful and off-putting. If you're a teacher or parent wondering whether to put students in recitals and competitions, here are a few questions to consider.
How do you make sure your child gets the most possible benefit out of piano lessons? We've outline a few tips for parents who want to support their kids as they acquire this valuable and rewarding skill.
When you have a task to do, do you feel the need to get it done right away, or do you prefer to let it sit for a while? What about your students? Discover strategies for bridging personality differences in the last part of our 4-part series on teaching for different learning styles.
When making decisions, do you start by thinking about logic and consistency, or do you start by thinking about how the decision will affect people? What about your students? Discover strategies for bridging personality differences in the third part of our 4-part series on teaching for different learning styles.
Do you prefer to focus on facts when you're taking in information, or do you move quickly to imaginative leaps? What about your students? Discover strategies for bridging personality differences in the second part of our 4-part series on teaching for different learning styles.
Do you sometimes struggle to figure out why things aren't clicking with your students? In this first of a 4-part series of articles on teaching piano to different learning styles, we ask what Myers-Briggs Type Indicators can teach us about how different people interact with the world around them.
The iPad is a great tool for piano learners and teachers. With so many apps to choose from, however, it can be hard to know where to start. Here are a few of our favorites to get you practicing efficiently and improving rapidly.
Not everyone is in a position to take piano lessons from a teacher. What if you want to teach yourself? Where do you start? We look at some of the tactics and tools you'll need to learn piano on your own.
The days of traditional learning are coming to a close; According to a 2015 BSRG study, there are more than 7 million students taking at least one digital course. How will music teachers be poised to take advantage of new tools and trends?
If you want to learn how to play music, is it important to learn music theory as well? Well, yes - if you want to talk about music with any precision! Discover the basic concepts of music, and why you might want to explore them.
People often talk about why children should learn music, but even adult learners can get many of the same benefits. If you want to know why learning music is fun, sociable, and keeps your brain healthy, read on.
Convincing yourself to practice the piano every day can be a difficult battle to win. There are lots of other things to do that are competing with your time, and it may seem like one or two longer practice sessions right before your lesson are enough to ‘fool’ your teacher into...
Piano teachers are fantastic sources for building your repertoire. However, as you become more comfortable with piano, you may find that you have a desire to learn several pieces on your own outside of lessons...
When it comes to learning piano, it can be difficult to imagine doing such a complicated thing without the help of an experienced teacher. While having a well-trained teacher is the best way to learn piano...
If you ask any pianist which company is undoubtably the top-of-the-market when it comes to quality pianos, nine out of ten times you will be answered with a single word – Steinway (or, if they really know their stuff they will give you the full name of this brand – Steinway & Sons)
We’ve all been there – it’s been a long day at work or school and you are beyond exhausted, but your piano is sitting and staring at you from across the room. Taking the time to practice each day is a very important part of building your skills as a pianist, but there are...