Dr. Mario Ajero is internationally recognized as an authority in technology in piano pedagogy and music education. He has been invited as a presenter and performer at conferences such as the MTNA National Conference, the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, the Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference, and the Royal Conservatory Summer Summit. Dr. Ajero is Professor of Piano at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas where he serves as the Keyboard Area Coordinator, teaches applied piano, piano pedagogy, and group piano classes. (more…)
Melissa Cornelison is the mom of two boys who have been studying piano since they were very young children. Her family recently moved and had to transfer to a new piano teacher. Learn about how they made a smooth transition for their boys in this episode. (more…)
[caption id="attachment_1034" align="alignleft" width="410"] 10 Reasons to Maintain a Piano Playlist[/caption] Mentioned in this episode: Florida Stephen Foster State Park Musical Instrument Museum These are my ten reasons....today. What would you add to this list? Please comment below.
Sanette Brems is the mom of six daughters, five of whom I get to work with every week. The Brems family realized the importance of piano study as a basic, foundation instrument. Kids need a hobby, something to do that gets them excited, and piano is something they could do year-round. They invested in a quality piano their girls could practice on rather than trying to arrange practice at a friend's house. (more…)
[caption id="attachment_210" align="alignnone" width="560"] Be your child's biggest cheerleader![/caption] Episode Highlights: 45 Gratifying Facts about Thanksgiving A little more about Sarah Hale, the Mother of Thanksgiving Thanksgiving makes me think of food, family and football. Football makes me think of the Parent/Teacher/Student relationship (Episode 002) (more…)
[caption id="attachment_199" align="alignnone" width="554"] Suzanne Tapley, piano parent[/caption] Suzanne Tapley is a piano parent from my own studio in East Texas. Her daughter, Ashlynn, showed an interest in the arts as a young child. Suzanne gave her opportunities to experience the arts in many areas: art, ballet, band, piano, etc. (more…)