Category Archives: BEING A PROFESSIONAL

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Top Tips for returning to face-to-face piano lessons

Are you one of the many thousands of teachers who are tentatively starting to return to face-to-face piano lessons? Many members of The Community have just started and I’ve been getting some top tips from them. The choice of when to return to face-to-face piano teaching is a very personal one. I decided to stay […]

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HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT PIANO TEACHER – PART 2

Learning to play the piano to a reasonable standard takes time and commitment so it’s vital to do your research. Here’s part 2 of our article for parents on how to choose the right piano teacher.    In Part 1 of our blog on this topic, we suggested that the first important step is for […]

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE – MUSICEDCONNECT.COM

Wondering if you should attend a virtual conference? Online events are standard during the pandemic, and there could be real benefits for your piano studio. Everyone has upped their online game, and there are some fabulous events to inspire you from the comfort of your own home. BENEFITS OF ONLINE CONFERENCES FOR PIANO TEACHERS This […]

Socially-Distanced Piano Lessons: 7 Positive Things

Socially-distanced piano lessons can be a good thing. Hannah O’Toole shares 7 positive things she has discovered, and explores how COVID-19 restrictions can actually refresh our teaching. Socially-distanced piano lessons; a third way of teaching in 2020? One thing I have found myself saying a lot since July/August 2020, is that face-to-face piano lessons post-COVID […]

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A CURIOUS YEAR AS COMMUNITY MANAGER!

We’re delighted to welcome our Community Manager, Hannah O’Toole, with her very first contribution to our blogs. Hannah, over to you… Hi! I’m Hannah, Community Manager for The Curious Piano Teachers. I’m coming up to my first year in this role, and what a year…where has the time gone?! WHAT I DO My job, as […]

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A letter to my piano parents – thank you!

To end my 2019-20 academic year I have written a thank you letter to my piano parents. Written from my own personal perspective it reflects my own circumstances and current thoughts about my piano teaching in Autumn 2020. I share it here in the hope that some of you find it useful.  Dear Piano Parents, […]

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Change in the Piano Studio

Change has come dramatically to the world over the last six months. Now we all have a different perspective on life and living. I heard someone on the radio just this week say: there are decades where nothing happens and weeks where decades happen. That resonated with me and is certainly true in the piano […]

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A survey of piano teachers and the impact of COVID-19 on the piano studio

Nobody is in any doubt that the world has changed dramatically over the last few months. The Covid-19 virus has impacted our daily lives, and everyone has had to adjust to a new way of living and working. ADAPTING TO THE SITUATION In the world of piano teaching, It has been heartening to witness the […]

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The Curious Piano Teachers – celebrating five years, part 2

May 17th 2020 finds The Curious Piano Teachers celebrating their fifth birthday. In part 1, we followed Sally and Sharon as they developed their idea; in part 2, we look back over the past five years of Curiousness.   ONE STEP AT A TIME By early spring 2015, we were ready to start building an […]

The Curious Piano Teachers

The Curious Piano Teachers celebrate 5 years – part 1

This week it’s a whole five year since the official launch of The Curious Piano Teachers! We’re celebrating with online parties for our members and we’re also looking back at how we got here. Here’s the back story to date. WHEN SALLY MET SHARON …and what happened next. Back in 2004 Sally presented a lecture […]