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Do’s and Don’ts for Parents During Music Lessons

Do’s and Don’ts for Parents During Music Lessons

      A while back we published Why Taking Music Lessons with Your Kid is Awesome. Our friend Brendan Bosworth, owner of Meter Music School in Seattle, countered with this assertion: Leaving your kids alone during lessons is awesome, too.   This may be...

How to Create the Space for Amazing Music Practice

How to Create the Space for Amazing Music Practice

  Whether you're new to lessons or a veteran, the quality of your music practice space matters.   Even if your options are limited— the piano is in the cold, dark basement and that's that!— these suggestions will help you create a productive environment. 1....

8 Tips to Prepare for Your First Music Lesson

8 Tips to Prepare for Your First Music Lesson

What an exciting time! First lessons mark the beginning of a new era in your kid’s life, whether they’re new to lessons, or resuming their study with a new teacher. Cheers to that! Expect your first lesson with us to be a blend of music, chit-chat, and plenty of...

Worried About In-Home Music Lessons?

Worried About In-Home Music Lessons?

Sometimes, clients are a little "iffy" about home lessons.   For many, the convenience of in-home lessons is a huge selling point. But others need a little well-deserved convincing. Are you worried your home is too chaotic, noisy, or somehow less than perfect for...

Our Quick N’ Dirty Guide to Buying an Instrument

Our Quick N’ Dirty Guide to Buying an Instrument

The instrument plays a tremendous role in setting the tone for lessons.   A freshly tuned piano or the right-sized guitar can work wonders on your students' enthusiasm and motivation. Whether you're preparing for piano, guitar, drums, or voice lessons, here's...

How Teens Can Use Music Lessons to Navigate Stress

How Teens Can Use Music Lessons to Navigate Stress

This is a story about our former student Carlo, an ambitious kid who loved piano. Even when he was a tot, Carlo loved experimenting on the keys. He felt free to play around and improvise, unlocking a creative world he looked forward to visiting. The Suzuki method he...

Save Time, Stress, and Money with the Right Music Lessons

Save Time, Stress, and Money with the Right Music Lessons

We admit it. Private music lessons with us are a little pricey. For that reason, some families or individuals choose to work with another provider. And that, of course, is understandable! There are many options for music lessons out there. We say the more music...

The Number One Quality We Look for in Teachers

The Number One Quality We Look for in Teachers

Since 2007, we've interviewed hundreds of would-be teachers, but hired only a small percentage of them.   To us, one quality in a music teacher really stands out. It isn’t musical expertise, awards, or a prestigious degree. The quality that really matters in a...

Six Benefits of Music Lessons on Teen Mental Health

Six Benefits of Music Lessons on Teen Mental Health

Any parent of a teen will tell you-- concerns about mental health are no joke.   On top of the urge to conform, the hormonal surges, the increasing academic and extracurricular pressures, today's teens face stressors their parents never had to deal with. Social...

Piano Power Provides Full Health Benefits for Teachers

Piano Power Provides Full Health Benefits for Teachers

Since April 2023 we have offered full health benefits to our dedicated teachers. This commitment to our staff’s well-being reflects one of our five core values: happy teachers make happy students! Commitment to our teachers' well-being It's always been our vision to...

Stories of Piano Power Parents Who Play in Recitals

Stories of Piano Power Parents Who Play in Recitals

Most of our students are kids, so our recital participants typically comprise the 18 and under set. However, there are a few brave, grown-up souls who place themselves (willingly!) on the roster of recital performers. Stephanie Petrusha says playing her first recital...

Moms Share the Benefits, Challenges of Music Lessons

Moms Share the Benefits, Challenges of Music Lessons

Gaea Gomez Fidler loved music as a kid, but found lessons boring. Her more musically experienced siblings, some of them classically trained, pressured Gaea to level up. And so, like so many kids who don't get what they need from lessons, Gaea gave up rather than level...