Learning to play guitar is rewarding and fun. It’s also a commitment, so developing effective practice habits can turn your commitment into a passion, a strong hobby, or even a career! When you are taking guitar lessons and working on what your teacher assigned, you consider the following recommendations to make the most out of
Fun, Fantastic, Energized Piano Lessons!! Keeping piano lessons high energy helps keeps the lessons fun and engaging for our young students! A couple rules of thumb will help you achieve this level of successful piano lesson. Yes Get Fresh! First of all, believe in what you are doing. Sounds simple, but true passion goes
Amazing Music Teachers When a teacher applies to become a member of our teaching staff, we always are looking for one thing, Are the willing to do their best. All teachers are not created equal, we all come from different backgrounds and have difference goals for our students but there is a universal truth to
It’s All In The Details! While working with private students, I make the effort to notice subtle details about their personalities. I discovered one such detail yesterday with a student I’ve been working with for about a year. While this student has made above average progress over time, her over all ability to complete songs
Recently, I wrote a blog about giving lessons to adult students. However, I also happen to be an adult that is currently taking lessons. Being a student myself has actually taught me a lot about teaching and has given me a great new perspective on music lessons. Adult Music Lessons I have taken lessons before
Because adults pick up on new ideas so quickly, it is our tendency as teachers to want to progress with them as fast as possible. Sometimes we forget that they are still students and just learning!
Well, my student seemed to think that this was pretty funny. “You mean practicing practicing?” she asked. “Exactly”, I said, “Practicing practicing”.
Let’s face it – kids LOVE games! A great way to keep their attention and focus during a lesson is turning simple tasks into games. For example, I always have my students warm up their hands by playing some very basic exercises from a method book. This is a great way to warm up their
Some music students will get nervous and some will happily run up on stage and relish in the glory of showing off their hard work and being the center of attention. For all students, especially the ones with nervous tendencies, I think talking about every last detail is helpful. Talk about the other students will
The best part of teaching in home music lessons is your students stay with you longer then those who travel to their lessons at a music school or a teacher’s home. There are 3 easy to understand reasons why this is. One, a great music teacher gets more time with the family of their student.