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Find Peace During the Holidays

“You can’t have everything…Where would you put it?” I can’t remember who said that but it’s true. In years gone by, I was the woman who had everything, but I…

Want a Full and Flourishing Studio? Go All In

It’s a sunny Saturday morning here in Cleveland Ohio USA and I’m sitting here at the Academy of Irish Dance. It’s not a fancy place. Just a small waiting room,…

11 Tips to Navigate Piano Studio Spring Fever

Yay! It’s Springtime.   The weather is getting warmer, the sun is shining a bit more, and it’s time to play ball.   What’s not to like?   Right?  …

Piano Lesson Humor

“You may not be able to change a situation, but with humor, you can change your attitude about it”. Allen Klein Piano Lesson Humor I remember my very first piano…

What Is Happiness?

“Happiness is that feeling that comes over you when you know life is good and you can’t help but smile. It’s the opposite of sadness. Happiness is a sense of well-being, joy, or contentment. When people are successful, or safe, or lucky, they feel happy.”

Let’s Get Going – Tips for Getting Ourselves and Our Students Out of the Doldrums

It’s only Tuesday and it’s been a real challenge this week. Even some of my best students seem to be in Lala land. Forgetting notes and rhythms, losing music, playing…

24 Reasons I Love the Piano

I admit it. I wrote a post called “19 Reasons I Hate the Piano”. I guess I was feeling a bit annoyed that day.   But these days I need…

The Arts… Who needs ‘em?

“We live in this world in order always to learn, and to enlighten each other by means of discussion and to vigorously promote the progress and the fine arts.”  –Wolfgang…

19 Reasons I Hate the Piano

19 Reasons I Hate the Piano   What!!! You ask.   What do you mean you hate the piano?   Didn’t you just write a book called “The Happiest Piano…

Words Have Power

Warning I have to warn you that the content of this post may seem like a no-brainer for those who are naturally positive people. For others, it may seem a…

Piano Students with Challenging Attitudes

My second son Johnny is musically gifted and like his mom he loves music. He has always been a super-sweet kid, although when he was younger, he was a bit…

Make Time Fly While Teaching Piano Lessons

If you never feel bored, tired, or burned out while teaching this post is not for you. If you could use a little help to “Make time fly while teaching…

A Heart for Teaching Piano Teachers – Part 1

I remember my very first piano teaching job at a music store in New York. I got the job because my violin teacher and her husband owned the store. I…

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