Category Archives: Teaching

Integrating Piano Improvisation into Beginner Lesson

Integrating Piano Improvisation into Beginner Lesson

Improvisation is a key to sparking creativity and maintaining interest in the process of studying piano. Unfortunately, piano improvisation is commonly neglected in piano lessons. Not because teachers do not value it, but because we all are on a schedule, exams, recitals, festivals, and squishing in a little bit of fun and silly is not […]

Valentine Piano Games and Worksheets

Valentine-Piano-Games-Worksheets

Christmas is a distant memory and it is time to color your studio in different palettes. How about Valentine Piano Games and Worksheets? To brighten the gloomy days of February add some colorful Valentine-themed activities to your studio every day and invigorate the learning routine. Check out some worksheets and games from the Start Piano […]

Bring Fun to the Studio with Unicorn’s Interval Worksheets

Themed worksheets are the best way to add some excitement to your everyday studio practicing. Recently I have noticed that not just 5 y.o. but also 9 y.o. give me a big smile when I pull out a binder of Unicorn’s Worksheet. Therefore I have created a series of Unicorn’s Interval Worksheets for the older […]

Progressive Strategies to Practice Piano Scales

Playing scales is the most common way to develop finger dexterity, hands independents and coordination. There is no doubt that scale practice often becomes a chore for many students. The boredom of going up and down together with thoughtless playing diminishes the value of such an important technique and it turns into rooting unhealthy habits. […]