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How to Quit Piano Lessons 

Well, folks, we've made it. The recital is over. There are only a few more weeks of school left. The end of the year is upon us. It's the time of year when, as activities are winding down, parents start to think about which of those activities their kids will commit to for the upcoming school year. It's one of the times of year when I'm likely, as a private music teacher, to see turnover in my studio.

I've thought about writing this for a long time. Through online teacher communities and attendance at…Read more

The A Team: Lyrics & How Much Do We Hear? 

My primary job is teaching private music lessons. I have mostly piano students, a few guitar, and a couple of beginner vocalists. I also do group classes here and there. I come in contact with a lot of kids. This time of year is just insanity, but I'm finally breathing a sigh of relief. Even though the school year doesn't end for the Arlington School District for another couple of weeks, my studio has officially started its summer schedule. The kids take six lessons over the summer, and that's it. Everyone…Read more