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Video: The Number One Thing to Know About Music Practice

Video: The Number One Thing to Know About Music Practice

Expert Advice on How Often Your Child Should Practice https://youtu.be/PXudoXwbQK4?list=PLWkUapJ-bUZ-FZdy6rwM7PPCu3QeUxPE7 Have more questions about Piano Power? Check out our FAQ section, send us a message, or call Abraham at 773-547-2426.

How (and why) I Run a Teacher-Focused Company

How (and why) I Run a Teacher-Focused Company

by Abraham Levitan In my former life, I was an aspiring rock star who taught piano on the side. Driving house to house on Chicago’s North Shore, I happily delivered lessons until my client waiting list grew so long I considered hiring another teacher. In 2007 I did...

The Best Strategy for Motivating Bored Music Students

The Best Strategy for Motivating Bored Music Students

by Abraham Levitan No one is good at something all of the time. Writers, artists, athletes, business owners and employees all go through dry spells-- we're uninspired, our work stinks, our performance suffers, we dread practicing. In short, we're just not feeling it....

Tuning Into Your Child’s Musical Journey

Tuning Into Your Child’s Musical Journey

Finding the Right Level of Involvement in Your Child’s Music Lessons by Lara Levitan Photo by Boris Smokrovic A few months ago, we published Why Taking Music Lessons with Your Kid is Awesome. Our colleague Brendan Bosworth, owner of of Meter Music School in Seattle,...

How Learning Jazz Can Give You Musical Superpowers

How Learning Jazz Can Give You Musical Superpowers

As a music student, learning jazz may not be at the top of your list, especially if the only time you hear jazz is when you pop into Starbucks (on a good day). But if you want to get really good on your instrument — be it piano, drums, or guitar — consider this:...

10 Great Exercise Routines for Musicians

10 Great Exercise Routines for Musicians

How to Tune Your Most Valuable Instrument: Your Body posted by Lara Levitan photo © https://myfitstation.com Musicians, you know how important it is to practice, practice, and practice some more. But with all that focus on your musical skills, it's easy to forget...

Kid Too Busy for Music Lessons? Rather than Quit, Readjust Goals

Kid Too Busy for Music Lessons? Rather than Quit, Readjust Goals

One teen's story illustrates how music lessons can lighten a heavy load by Lara Levitan When Carlo was four years old, he was drawn to the piano. His older brother took lessons, and seeing him play inspired Carlo to tinker at the keys after his brother finished...

9 Helpful Tips for Teaching Adult Music Students

9 Helpful Tips for Teaching Adult Music Students

by Lara Levitan The beauty of teaching adult music students is no one is forcing them to take lessons. Unlike kids, their parents aren’t requiring it, or breathing down their necks to practice. (At least we hope not!) Eager to learn and challenge themselves, adult...

At what age should my child start piano lessons?

At what age should my child start piano lessons?

by Abraham Levitan The right age to start lessons varies by child. Even if your preschooler exhibits a startling ability to rock her Fisher-Price piano, private music lessons may not be the best option. Before you start experimenting, here's some advice. Piano lessons...

5 Creative Ways to Enjoy Music as a Family

5 Creative Ways to Enjoy Music as a Family

Car sing-alongs and kitchen dance parties are par for the course. We asked Piano Power parents and friends to share their unique music-sharing traditions. Read on for some fun musical inspiration. 1. Two words: family karaoke. Parent Beth Kurtzweil, whose sons are 13,...

7 Fun Ways to Replace Screen Time With Music Time

7 Fun Ways to Replace Screen Time With Music Time

by Lara Levitan For many parents, limiting screen time is a never-ending battle. We know that too much can be alienating and addictive, but to our kids it's just plain fun. Really fun. Because on average, tweens spend an average of 4.5 hours a day on screen media. For...

Music lessons & cerebral palsy: Sophia & Audie’s story

Music lessons & cerebral palsy: Sophia & Audie’s story

by Lara Levitan Audie, Sophia, and Sophia's brother Finn at a recital Piano Power instructor Audie Lomboy had never worked with a special needs student. So when it came time for his first lesson with Sophia, a then nine-year-old with cerebral palsy, he didn't know...