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Redefining Expectations – Parents

Parents. Don’t you find that when a group of piano teachers come together the conversation inevitably turns to the topic of parents. What’s more it’s nearly always about the problems. On the other hand, when we have supportive parents, the whole experience can feel so satisfying, enjoyable and rewarding. We’ve been asking questions out on […]


Are you thinking about attending Curious Live but just have a few concerns? We get it. We understand that it’s a big commitment of your money and time. You need to know that you are going to get full value out of the day. It’s not just how much it’s going to cost. Maybe you’re […]

Curious Live – a Conference with a twist

Happy New Year everyone! The start of the new month and year finds both Sharon and me cracking on with plans for our Curious LIVE events in February. We have been thrilled with the take-up of tickets so far and thank you to those of you who have plunged right in! There are just 9 […]


We​ ​know​ ​that​ ​digital​ ​resources​ ​will​ ​never​ ​replace​ ​a​ ​great​ ​teacher​ ​–​ ​but​ ​digital resources, such as Tido, ​can​ ​transform the​ ​way​ ​you​ ​teach​ ​and​ ​the​ ​way​ ​students​ ​learn.​ ​ This week we have invited Jo at Tido to tell you more! Jo writes… Many​ ​of​ ​you​ ​will​ ​have​ ​heard​ ​of​ ​Tido​ ​and​ ​tried​ ​out​ […]


Last week we asked you on Facebook what you thought we should call our Curious Live events in February 2018. It was a close run thing but Redefining Expectations (which was also our own preference) just came ahead of the others. So Redefining Expectations it is! You might be wondering why you should invest the […]

piano teaching diploma course

Online Diploma preparation – 10 FAQ

Lots of you have been in touch with some really good questions about our online diploma course that will help you to prepare for the ATCL or DipABRSM in piano teaching. Here are 10 Frequently Asked Questions – and if you have other questions you’d like to ask us, just drop us an email at […]

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Is it worth getting a diploma?

This week I had my hair cut! My usual hairdresser was away so I was assigned to Paul instead. As expected he gave me a great cut. Admittedly in his own style, yet technically up to the standard I expect from Mahogany. That’s because the company have a very high and rigorous standard of training […]

Tuesday Teaching Tips

Tuesday Teaching Tips with Sally

Back in early January I had a bit of a brainwave. Sharon and I had been thinking for some time about how to give practical and immediate help to all piano teachers. Around this same time I hopped into a Facebook Live session from someone and realised this was it! Since the start of 2017 […]

Challenging Piano Parent

Four essential strategies for dealing with tricky parents

Tricky parents – you know the ones! We’ve all had them. Parents who know better than you and who ignore your advice. They go on and on and on about taking an exam or are forever making comparisons with other children who have been learning for less time but are apparently making faster progress. Well, […]


Happy Birthday Mozart! This year is his 261st birthday and his music and story continues to inspire and delight people all over the world. Many of us have been brought up with the idea of Mozart as a young child genius, with an exceptional gift that only a few are born with. Is this really […]