PPP058: Use Your Talent for the Good of Others (aka Hurricane Harvey Relief – How you can help)

PPP058: Use Your Talent for the Good of Others (aka Hurricane Harvey Relief – How you can help)

Podcast, Practice Challenge
Hurricane Harvey was a Category 4 hurricane that made landfall on the coast of Texas Thursday, August 24 In less than four days, the storm dropped 40 inches of rain in south Texas, whose average amount of annual rainfall is 49.72 inches. The resulting flooding has caused massive damage to the homes and businesses in that area. I am a proud Texan, born and raised. Texas is a BIG place and my home is many miles away from the storm and flooding. My family is safe. (more…)
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PPP053: How to Choose Supplemental Music for Your Piano Kid

Podcast, Practicing and Motivation
If you do a search on Google for "Why to read piano sheet music" you will find lots of blog posts and websites telling you how to read music but not why reading lots of music is so important. On today's show, I will share my opinion of why reading music is so important for your child's musical development, what to look for when choosing supplemental music, and where to shop online for piano music. (more…)
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PPP052: Advice for Piano Parents from Piano Parents

Parent Interviews, Podcast
  Over the last year of producing this podcast, one of my favorite things has become the parent interviews. I have really enjoyed chatting with parents from my studio and other studios to learn how they motivate their children and help them face the challenges that come with piano lessons. One of the last things I ask them is to share their experience and offer words of advice for parents of new piano students. This week I've put together a compilation of all the answers from parent interviews so far. (more…)
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PPP051: Words of Wisdom from This Year’s Piano Teachers

Podcast, Teacher Interviews
Last summer when I first began producing the Piano Parent Podcast, I sent an invitation to the piano teachers in one of the Facebook groups I belong to asking teachers to do an interview with me. The men and women in this group are some of the best piano teachers in the world and their overwhelmingly positive response gave me the boost of confidence I needed to keep pursuing this online dream. (more…)
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PPP050: What NOT to do as a Piano Parent

Podcast, Tenth Episode List
[caption width="800" id="attachment_751" align="alignleft"] By Eric Kilby from Somerville, MA, USA (Gorilla Scratching Head) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons[/caption]Sometimes parents just don't realize the piano mistakes they make. By listening to the Piano Parent Podcast, you can save yourself some embarrassment and save your teacher much anguish by avoiding these common problems. (more…)
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