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Recital season is upon us! As the "finale" of our semester approaches, recital preparation is on my mind quite a bit. And chances are, even if the winter recital isn't on the average parent's mind... your child is thinking about it every single time she practices....

For Teachers: Practice Routine Worksheet

For Teachers: Practice Routine Worksheet

Hey teachers! Popping in really quickly today to share this new resource. This really needs little explanation: we all know a student (or 47) in desperate need of a practice routine! This worksheet is going home with all of my students at their first lesson this week....

How to Sign up for Auto-Pay

How to Sign up for Auto-Pay

Auto Pay is here! I am THRILLED to be offering this new payment method in 2017-18. I know how full your schedules and to-do-lists are, and it makes me so glad to eliminate one more thing from your list! What is Auto-Pay? Enrolling in Auto Pay means your...

Easy Off-Bench Game: “HOW DO I SET UP?”

Easy Off-Bench Game: “HOW DO I SET UP?”

A new off-bench game I'm loving! A lot of my new piano students struggle with initial hand position setup. It's hard! There are so many little pieces of information to consider (which hand, which finger, which note - and what's that note called anyway?) - it's easy to...

Five Practice Tips for Beginners

Five Practice Tips for Beginners

Practicing isn't easy, but these are my 5 go-to tips. Once these things are in place, it's hard to go wrong! Practice in a distraction-free environment!  There's a reason this is number one on the list. Consider the last time you tried to get something done while your...

The #1 Way to Help your New Pianist Succeed

The #1 Way to Help your New Pianist Succeed

Hey, new piano parent! You just enrolled your child in piano lessons, and I know what you're most nervous about: Practice. Your chid's new teacher emphasized the importance of practicing at your consult and your first lesson, and now your child has come home with some...

How to Register for Summer Lessons

How to Register for Summer Lessons

Parents and Students, This quick post will guide you through the (very simple!) process of registering for summer lessons. *Note: If you are a NEW student registering for the first time, you will need to create your account first. Contact Kelsey to enroll and find out...