Monthly Archives: November 2016

Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“People do not decide their futures. They decide their habits, and their habits decide their futures.” — F.M. Alexander Feel free to download and share this quote or image.

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Review: Celebrate Theory Series from The Royal Conservatory

I’m so excited to tell you today about a fantastic series of theory workbooks called Celebrate Theory (Canada | U.S.), just released from Frederick Harris Music publishers. If you happen to already enjoy – as I do – using the wonderful Celebration Series (Canada | U.S. | Amazon.com) with your piano students, you will be especially interested in learning about […]

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The Possibility of Making a Healthy Income Doing What You Love as a Piano Teacher

“I don’t do this for the money. I just love teaching kids/music.” How often have you said or thought this? And how often have you heard this sentiment from fellow teachers? Problem: There is a huge, rather unhealthy assumption implied in this narrative. The false assumption is that teaching kids/music is at odds with the […]

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What I Learned From My Recent Survey

Recently, I sent out a questionnaire in hope of learning a bit more about my readership and the general outlook within the piano teaching profession. As promised, I want to share with you a little bit about what I’ve learned from all of your wonderful responses. It was very revealing to hear common issues described by teachers. […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

Today’s quote is quite fitting after yesterday’s blog post discussing the Alexander Technique: “You can’t do something you don’t know if you keep on doing what you do know.” — F. M. Alexander Feel free to download and share this quote or image.

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Why I Take Lessons in the Alexander Technique as a Piano Teacher

In Spring of 2015, a fellow piano teacher and I were having a conversation during which she told me how much she has benefited from taking Alexander Technique lessons in the past. She spoke so highly of the experience, stating that everyone — not just musicians — should consider taking at least three months of Alexander lessons. In […]

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2016 Survey So Far

Last week, I sent out a link to a questionnaire in hope of learning a bit more about my readership and the general outlook within the piano teaching profession. So far, I’ve received 109 responses. How exciting! In reading the responses so far, I’m finding that some of my beliefs about our profession are confirmed — but there have […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“Everyone is always teaching one what to do, leaving us still doing things we shouldn’t do.” — F.M. Alexander Feel free to download and share this quote or image.

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Will you help with my survey?

Hello, friends! I am, as always, looking for more ways to continue updating and improving my online course offered through Piano Teacher Institute with Joy Morin. As I prepare for the next Winter session, I would love to have your thoughts. If you wouldn’t mind taking the time to fill out my questionnaire, your input will help […]

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