Presenter Handouts from MTNA 2024

If you’re a member of MTNA but did NOT attend the National Conference, you can download presenter handouts by going to the daily schedule. Sessions with handouts are notated with the text “Download Handout.” Click to see the handouts from Pedagogy Saturday: Group Music Making. Of course, there were other group music classes held throughout the … Read more

Improvisation Challenge

Leila Viss is offering a free 30 Day IMPROVISATION CHALLENGE for you and your students. Click and sign up HERE and at the end of April 2024, you’ll receive a calendar with 30 different improvisation activities to spur imagination at the keys. Use these as two-minute openers in your group classes and watch improvisation confidence grow! 

Tech Tools for the Group Piano Teacher

With the excitement of May the 4th and the Solar Eclipse, you’ll want to check out the Staff Wars Live app. NOTE: this is different and even better than Staff Wars, and only $1.99. Here’s why. . . It’s a Star Wars type theme where staff notes scroll across the screen and students play the correct note on the piano … Read more

Planning for a Group Class

There are lots of positives to consider when deciding to teach piano in groups. However, one area that can feel like a point against group piano teaching is lesson planning…if you’re not prepared for the reality. Group piano teaching takes more time to plan for than a private piano lesson. A teacher might spend 5-10 … Read more

Marketing tip for growing your studio

Inviting a parent to piano class doesn’t seem like it would be a terrifically effective marketing tool, but remember: it is more cost-effective to retain a customer than it is to acquire a new customer. Since parents are the ones who pay piano tuition, it makes good business sense to invite them to be part … Read more

Marketing tip: Take advantage of this free resource

Do you have a free Google Business Profile created for your studio? So often, the belief is that a website is the number one priority when opening a business. While it should definitely be a priority, creating a Business Profile is quick, free, and easy to set up. Having a Business Profile helps potential customers find you when … Read more