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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...

10 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make About Music Lessons

10 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make About Music Lessons

by Lara Levitan Music lessons can be one of the greatest gifts you give to your child; they enrich your child’s cognitive, social, and emotional development, and instill a lifelong love of music. But while we always have good intentions, parents can sometimes get the...

Moms Share the Benefits, Challenges of Taking Music Lessons

Moms Share the Benefits, Challenges of Taking 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...

How to Find the Right Music Teacher

How to Find the Right Music Teacher

First, the Golden Rule: Amazing musicians don’t necessarily make amazing teachers. Some incredible pianists make lackluster teachers, while some less-than-amazing pianists make incredible teachers. I have hired for talent and been let down, and I have hired for...

The Best Travel Mug for Traveling Music Teachers

The Best Travel Mug for Traveling Music Teachers

An entire blog post on the thermos that will protect your beverage, because you must have hot caffeine by Lara Levitan When work requires you to spend lots of time in a car, a few things are essential: a respectable stream of music and/or podcasts, functional heating...

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 Music Students

The Best Strategy for Motivating Music Students

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. This is "The Dip"...

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...