The Magic of a New Piano

Have you experienced the magic of a new piano?  Sometimes it’s the feel of the keys and the melodic sounds that stir the emotions in your heart.  Other times, it’s the love behind the gift of music, or even the gift of a piano, that sparks the magic. We are honored to share Carol Grady’s story here about her loving husband and magical piano. “I finished practicing and walked over to my husband, my eyes welling up with tears.  ‘I can’t believe I can put [...]

Piano Lesson Safety: Keep Up The Good Work!

As we hopefully close in on the last remnants of the Coronavirus pandemic, it is important to remember piano student and teacher health and safety. Regardless of whether you are implementing these measures as a means to thwart the pandemic or simply to avoid common viruses, these practices can prevent your exposure to germs and increase piano lesson safety. Clearly Communicate The first method of prevention is communication. Be sure to regularly communicate your expectations for hand washing, mask wearing, etc. to students before their [...]

2021-05-03T14:55:25+00:00March 26th, 2021|Online Piano Lessons, Piano Students|

“Nobody has ever told me they were happy they quit” ….. 

Hardly a day goes by that someone doesn’t walk through our doors and tell me they were sorry they quit taking piano lessons.  “Just imagine what I could be playing now” as they look wistfully at the pianos. Regardless the specific details the answers to why they quit are all generally the same, too.  “I thought playing the piano was for sissies,” “I wanted to be outside playing sports,” or “My piano teacher was mean.” (which almost always meant the teacher only expected them to [...]

2019-04-15T11:21:01+00:00March 29th, 2019|Love of Music, Piano Students, Summer Piano Lessons|

What you might not realize about your Piano Teacher…

The other day a piano teacher who we see often was in our store looking at the books in our print department. We said hello and exchanged pleasantries and I proceeded to ask her “how are your students doing?" "Are you looking for anything in particular, etc.?” Karen told me she had a 15 year old student whom she’d taught for years. They were kind of at a plateau in her lessons. Other interests ( boys, sports, social media) were creeping in and she wanted to [...]

2018-12-20T18:11:30+00:00November 20th, 2018|Piano Students|

10 Reasons WHY learning to play the piano, as Adults, is AWESOME!

According to NAMM Global report, 82% of adults who don’t play a musical instrument wish they did. Instead of wishing, hoping, thinking and praying (see what I did there…lol) adults should realize that it is never too late to learn to play the piano.  In today’s blog article we take a look at 10 reasons WHY learning to play the piano as an adult is AWESOME! Reason #1 – Because learning to play the piano at a young age ISN’T always awesome.  Far too many parents force [...]

2018-09-10T11:28:32+00:00February 28th, 2017|Love of Music, Piano Students|

What Age Should My Child Start Piano Lessons?

Giving your child the gift of a musical education is beneficial in many ways. Almost all children LOVE music! However, parents are often faced with the challenge of knowing at what age it would be appropriate for their child to start piano lessons. WHY LET CHILDREN LEARN PIANO Studies have shown that music education enhances a child’s comprehension abilities, helps them with math concepts, assists in the development of fine motor skills, and helps to build self-confidence. Many children with special needs have been known to [...]

2018-09-10T11:28:35+00:00October 7th, 2016|Piano Students|

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