April 2024: What I’m Doing in My Studio This Month
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by Lauren Lewandowski
1M ago
This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. That means I make a small commission (at no additional cost to you) if you purchase something from an affiliate link. Last month, I started a series to share what I’m doing in my studio each month. You can check out my March plans here. Here are some of things I’m doing in my studio this month. 1. My Own Festival My colleague and I just finished up having our own solo festival over the weekend. We wanted to have a small event for our students without so many rules. She judges my students and I judg ..read more
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Teaching Piano to Students with ADHD
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by Lauren Lewandowski
7M ago
This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. That means I make a small commission (at no additional cost to you) if you purchase something from an affiliate link. Extra Disclaimer for this post: I am a piano teacher, not a medical professional. The ideas in this post come from my own study and experience teaching children and adults. Do you have any students who struggle with focus? (I do! ?‍♀️) If you are teaching children in the after-school/after-work hours, you most likely are faced with the typical complaints such as “I’m tired” or “I ca ..read more
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New Product: My First Piano Workbook
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by Lauren Lewandowski
10M ago
The following post may contain affiliate links. That means I may make a small commission (at no extra charge to you), if you purchase something from my links. Affiliate links are one small way that I can be compensated for running this blog. This summer, I finished making a new workbook for young beginners, My First Piano Workbook. I had ages 4-6 in mind while creating this workbook. The pages in this workbook include lots of fun, cute images to capture a child’s eye. The lessons in this workbook cover the topics that are introduced during the first year of piano lessons. The pages i ..read more
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Product Spotlight: Take Me Out to the Ball Game Lead Sheet Guide
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by Lauren Lewandowski
11M ago
The following post may contain affiliate links. That means I may make a small commission (at no extra charge to you), if you purchase something from my links. Affiliate links are one small way that I can be compensated for running this blog. Learning the skills for how to use a lead sheet is a great way to teach students functional keyboard skills. Students enjoy the creativity of making a piano solo with chords and melody or learning how to accompany another musician. I created the Take Me Out to the Ball Game Lead Sheet Guide to show students the practice steps for learning those s ..read more
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Piano Practice Steps for Beginners
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by Lauren Lewandowski
1y ago
The following post may contain affiliate links. That means I may make a small commission (at no extra charge to you), if you purchase something from my links. Affiliate links are one small way that I can be compensated for running this blog. In this post, I’m going to show you six piano practice steps for beginners. With the right practice steps, we can show students *how* to practice, rather than just playing a piece beginning to end. I’ll then follow up with a specific example using the music “Are You Sleeping?”. As teachers, our student’s success often depends on how we break down ..read more
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Free Printables for Piano Teaching
Piano With Lauren
by Lauren Lewandowski
1y ago
The following post may contain affiliate links. That means I may make a small commission (at no extra charge to you), if you purchase something from my links. Affiliate links are one small way that I can be compensated for running this blog. This post is a round-up of free printables for piano teaching that I have made for my students. These printables are reference sheets or visuals that are designed to help students learn terms or understand concepts even better. I hope that you will find them useful in your studio! The reference sheets can be hung in your studio or given to studen ..read more
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How I Use Music Money in My Studio
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by Lauren Lewandowski
2y ago
The following post may contain affiliate links. That means I may make a small commission (at no extra charge to you), if you purchase something from my links. Affiliate links are one small way that I can be compensated for running this blog. Last December, I was looking for something new to do in my studio that would get more practice time out of my students. I’ve tried various incentive programs over the years. This time, I decided to make an incentive program using Music Money and boxes of small prizes. Keep reading if you want to know more about my incentive program! Music Money ..read more
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How Music Teachers Can Sell Digital Products
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by Lauren Lewandowski
3y ago
The following post may contain affiliate links. That means I may make a small commission (at no extra charge to you), if you purchase something from my links. Affiliate links are one small way that I can be compensated for running this blog. As a teacher, you’ve probably created various resources for your students. It’s typical of us teachers to make worksheets here or there when we can’t find *exactly* what our students need.  Since starting my website, I have always assumed that if I needed something in my teaching, then another teacher may also need it. That motivated to me t ..read more
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Practice Tips for Teens
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by Lauren Lewandowski
3y ago
The following post may contain affiliate links. That means I may make a small commission (at no extra charge to you), if you purchase something from my links. Affiliate links are one small way that I can be compensated for running this blog. Teen piano students often struggle with the initiative to practice at home. As younger children, they had a parent and teacher pushing more. As teen piano students now, they need to learn to master home practice independently. Here are some tips for helping your teen students with practice. Practice Tips for Teens Set a goal for yourself.  ..read more
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Valentine Music Activities Roundup
Piano With Lauren
by Lauren Lewandowski
3y ago
The following post may contain affiliate links. That means I may make a small commission (at no extra charge to you), if you purchase something from my links. Affiliate links are one small way that I can be compensated for running this blog. Adding Valentine music activities to your studio is a great way to have some extra fun in the month of February. Here is a roundup of some of my favorite Valentine music activities. Valentine Activities to Print Be sure to check out this quick solution for printable resources. Valentine Fortune Teller – Set 1 (Steps in the alphabet, skips in the ..read more
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