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Are Group Piano Lessons Good for Your Child?

Are Group Piano Lessons Good for Your Child?

Piano Power doesn't offer group piano lessons, but that doesn't mean we don't endorse them! Parents and students should definitely weigh all of their options before starting lessons, and sometimes group is the way to go. This article by Jennifer Hughes of Know Your...

Music Education: Celebrating the Science-Tested Benefits

Music Education: Celebrating the Science-Tested Benefits

Music offers children important opportunities for self-expression, and can be an empowering force in their lives. They're often some of the most eager participants in World Music Day. This annual celebration of musical creativity invites musicians of all stripes to...

How to Prepare for a Top-Notch Online Piano Lesson

How to Prepare for a Top-Notch Online Piano Lesson

The verdict is in: for most people, online piano lessons have been a huge success! Our teachers and students have been surprised to find out how productive, comforting, and fun virtual lessons can be. The following info will prepare you to rock your next online piano...

Adult Student Profile: Alysia Stiles Kinsella

Adult Student Profile: Alysia Stiles Kinsella

"I allow myself room to take things at a pace I can handle so lessons don’t become stressful." After her kids started piano and voice lessons, Alysia Stiles Kinsella got a hankering for lessons of her own. She’d taken piano once in her twenties, but it was time for a...

Adult Student Profile: Keith Weinberg

Adult Student Profile: Keith Weinberg

"There is enough time, you just have to say 'no' to something else that probably doesn’t deserve your time and attention anyway." Fourteen years ago, Keith Weinberg attempted to learn guitar from a book. Without the support and expertise of a teacher, he gave up after...

10 Helpful Recital Day Tips for Music Students

10 Helpful Recital Day Tips for Music Students

With Piano Power recitals right around the corner, you may be wondering how you can best prepare your child for the big day. Their music is rehearsed and recital-ready, but is there anything else left to do? Here’s some tips for recital day success that you may not be...

Adult Student Profile: Julie Bromley

Adult Student Profile: Julie Bromley

"It's great to be able to do something just because you love it." After student Julie Bromley and her husband inherited a beautiful piano from a relative, she knew the moment had come. It was time for music again. Julie took lessons from childhood throughout college....

6 Strategies for Convincing Your Kid Not To Quit Music Lessons

6 Strategies for Convincing Your Kid Not To Quit Music Lessons

Your student loves to sing and dance around the house, and she's just getting the hang of piano. Suddenly she announces, "I quit!" Especially if you've invested many years and dollars in your student's music lessons, hearing those words can be devastating. You know...

Why I Love Piano Power Recitals

Why I Love Piano Power Recitals

I've been hosting recitals since before Piano Power existed, when I was a twenty-something independent teacher whose primary focus was not screwing up.   But even then, as now, I've always tried to make the recitals a place where it's okay to "screw up," a...

Can I Take Piano Lessons Without a Piano?

Can I Take Piano Lessons Without a Piano?

Yes, you can take piano lessons without a piano! 1. Digital pianos are a great alternative to acoustic pianos. Unlike keyboards, they have fully weighted keys that provide a full range of expression, from soft to loud. They provide a smooth transition to acoustic...

16 Benefits of Playing an Instrument

16 Benefits of Playing an Instrument

Today we have a guest post from Mike Levitsky of DrumsandGuitar.com, a site that offers guitar and drum lessons, gear reviews, and other helpful music info. Written with the help of one of his high school students, the article serves as a great reminder of the myriad...