What parents need to know if your child is starting piano music lessons

Many parents who reach out regarding piano lessons aren’t really sure where to begin. So in this blog I share my top tips to getting started and having a successful piano experience.

What does music education teach us?

As the world changes, many schools and education programmes are cutting music from the curriculum. Although I can understand some of the reasons – the annual cost of running a music department, shortage of music teachers, push on STEM subjects; in my personal opinion cutting music is a grave mistake.

How to successfully market your music department?

One of the areas needed to grow a music program is to understand the need to educate and communicate with the wider community about the excellent work you and your students are doing on a daily basis. But, very few colleges or universities teach music graduates how to successfully market their music programs or studios.

Top Tips for Music Teachers when presenting a concert

Delivering a music concert requires you to be focused on delivering the best creative performances as well as manage the logistics and smooth running of the event. In fact, when so many music teachers work alone, this is a massive amount of work by itself. So it is no wonder that we forget to plan what we are going to say until 5 minutes before the concert!

Logistics for a concert and how to reduce the stress for music teachers

Every year, audiences all around the world sit in school halls to watch the annual winter concert. Yet very few people understand the massive commitment and workload that goes into present and creating school concerts.

How can music teachers help our students practice more efficiently?

Learning an instrument needs practice – no one would disagree with that. But, knowing how to practice effectively and efficiently to make good progress is a little more challenging.

Your child is learning an instrument – my top 3 tips on how parents can help!

First of all, I am thrilled that your child is learning an instrument and that you are taking the time to research how to help your child be successful. Although many parents are supportive of music lessons by paying for lessons, it can be a bit of a mystery how best to help your childContinue reading “Your child is learning an instrument – my top 3 tips on how parents can help!”