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8 Reasons You’ll Never Regret Taking Adult Music Lessons

8 Reasons You’ll Never Regret Taking Adult Music Lessons

Many folks take adult music lessons because they're retired and have more time on their hands. That's a great reason, but you don't need all the time in the world to invest in something that's just so good for you. For your consideration, here are eight great reasons...

How to Encourage your Kid to Play in a Recital

How to Encourage your Kid to Play in a Recital

For most kids, learning to work with performance anxiety under the guidance of a great teacher can be a wonderful life lesson. But “learning life lessons” isn’t exactly on the top of every kid’s list of priorities-- especially when that requires leaving their comfort...

How Music Improves the Life of Student with Alzheimer’s

How Music Improves the Life of Student with Alzheimer’s

Brigitte Matsoukas was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease ten years ago. Earlier this year she suffered multiple strokes that left her aphasic -- unable to talk. But that hasn’t stopped her from taking piano lessons. “My mom [is a] strong woman,” said her daughter...

14 Fun Halloween Songs to Learn This Year!

14 Fun Halloween Songs to Learn This Year!

It's that creepy crawly time of year again, and we don't know about you, but we think nothing says Halloween like a good--but ghoulish!--new song to learn on your instrument. Halloween season is also a great time to talk about diminished chords, dissonance, and...

The Priceless Quality I Look For in a Music Teacher

The Priceless Quality I Look For in a Music Teacher

By Abraham Levitan Since starting Piano Power in 2007 I've interviewed hundreds of would-be teachers. I've hired a small percentage of them. Over the course of a decade plus, one quality in a music teacher stands out. It isn't musical expertise, numerous awards, or a...

Digital Pianos: What to Look For and Top 3 Picks for 2018

Digital Pianos: What to Look For and Top 3 Picks for 2018

Maybe you don't have room for an acoustic piano. Or maybe you're a new piano student who isn't ready to commit to buying a full-sized piano. Whatever your reason, you can rest assured that a digital piano is a reliable alternative. Because of their weighted keys and...

How to Make Your Music Student Happy this Summer

How to Make Your Music Student Happy this Summer

by Lara Levitan For many music students, summer means no school, fewer obligations, and a more relaxed attitude toward music practice. Rather than fight summer’s chill vibe, why not go with it and have a little fun with a new project? Whether you’re a teacher, or a...

How to Tackle Your Biggest Music Teaching Problem

How to Tackle Your Biggest Music Teaching Problem

by Lara Levitan Despite being awesome and rewarding, teaching music to kids has its challenges. One of the most common is working with the disinterested student. You know, the one who takes lessons only because her parents make her? In this situation, shifting the...

How to Create a Peaceful Home through Soundproofing

How to Create a Peaceful Home through Soundproofing

posted by Lara Levitan; original article from Redfin Music students are a noisy bunch, and as a parent, you want to provide a safe space for your kid to make practice as fun and effective as possible. If you live in a small apartment, condo, or townhouse--or even a...

How to Decide Between Private and Group Music Lessons

How to Decide Between Private and Group Music Lessons

by Lara Levitan You might assume, since we at Piano Power offer private music lessons exclusively, that we're all about the the glorious benefits of one-on-one instruction. Well, you're right. But regardless, even we must admit that sometimes, group music lessons are...

Best Piano Books to Challenge & Motivate Your Students

Best Piano Books to Challenge & Motivate Your Students

A handy list to cover the essentials, narrow the options by Lara Levitan The breadth of piano books to use with your students can be overwhelming, especially if you're a new teacher. To help narrow the big world of options out there, check out this list of books...

How to Supercharge Your Music Lessons After Summer

How to Supercharge Your Music Lessons After Summer

3 tips for boosting lesson performance and achieving your goals In this short video, Abraham shares a few helpful hints for resuming lessons, and working effectively with your teacher, after a long summer. Want more music education advice? Check out our videos on...