Playing Duets With Your Students

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Having our students practice and then show us their solo work during a lesson is a great way to check on their progress, and has been a standard way of doing this for decades, even centuries. But as suggested by a previous blog, “Keeping the Interest ALIVE Part 2” by PLIYH teacher Amanda Munson, it is a worthwhile idea to engage in duet work with our students. This definitely shows that we are willing to put in the effort of ...

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Why We Value Music…

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The following is an entry from n Cathy Grimes, long time piano teacher and musician.

Cathy took a few moments to share with our readers why music is so very important to her, and how important she feels it should be to each of our lives. Thank you for sharing, Cathy, and to our readers- enjoy!

“Music is not just something I do, it is what I am… from the age of 3,
music was the most important ...

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Learning to be a STAR [ music student ]!

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Perhaps the biggest reason most students feel like quitting lessons can be traced back to their failure to get results from their practice sessions. Let’s face it, if you practice and don’t feel like you’re getting better, there’s not much point to it, is there?

It is super tough to make it in the entertainment industry these days, no matter how talented you are. You’re going to need every possible advantage if you want to have a shot.

Over the next six ...

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Welcome, Music Community!

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Welcome to Piano Lessons in Your Home’s official blog!

We do hope all music lovers find our blog, as it will be a fantastic resource! Our first entry is just a little history about our company, what we value, what we strive to inspire in the world around us. Upcoming entries will include, but are certainly not limited to the following:

– simple practice techniques that can be used during every day activities,

-mind sharpening tools designed to increase ...

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Why You Should Use PIANO LESSONS IN YOUR HOME

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Why Piano Lessons in Your Home?
For centuries, music has been an influential part of cultural society. It is an element which brings people together, and stimulates cognitive awareness. Piano Lessons In Your Home appreciates the generations of families that embraced music and brought it into their lives. Furthermore, we accept the challenge of carrying on the tradition or to introduce music to new families.

Every person, regardless of age, gender or race is entitled to the fulfillment music brings and ...

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Age by Age Guide to Music Lessons

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Children LOVE music! Studies show that music 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 excel at music even though they are unable to communicate or participate in regular structured activities. In general, music enhances the lives of many children and adults as well.

Studies have shown that children can actually hear music in the womb, and ...

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Why I became a Music Teacher. – By Megan H.

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Why I became a music teacher
 
When I was graduating from Ohio State’s School of Music, I was told that when interviewing for a music position in a school to avoid using “I”. For instance, if the interviewer asked me, “Why do you want to be a teacher?”, my go-to answer should not be: “I love children”, or “I love teaching”. We were to formulate less self-centered replies, even if those examples seemed very unself-centered to me.

Well, first, I ...

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