The Piano Place Blog

September 11, 2019
Everything you Need to Know About Musikgarten

Our wonderful Musikgarten Teacher Teri Lynn Holt Horne Our South Jordan location is now open, and we are so excited to offer Musikgarten classes as part of our curriculum! For those of you unfamiliar with this program, Musikgarten is an internationally recognized early-childhood music education program specially designed for toddlers and pre-K children. We currently […]

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August 30, 2019
Music Lessons Long Term

If you learned a musical instrument as a child, you know that it’s often a struggle to stay motivated and continue with lessons and daily practicing. And as an adult, you may find yourself facing the same struggle with your own child, especially after the first few months of excitement wear off and progress seems […]

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August 21, 2019
Take the Stage! The Role of Performance in Music Education

Performance anxiety, stage fright, cold feet. Whatever you call it, it’s not just for performers! Whether it’s feeling nervous before a big presentation at work, needing a deep breath before making an important phone call, or feeling apprehensive before a job interview, we spend lots of our time preparing for life’s little “performances,” even if […]

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August 5, 2019
Put Music Lessons at the Top of Your List for Back-to-School

It might feel like summer just started, but it’s already time to start thinking about back-to-school. Maybe this is the year your elementary-school student wants to win the Science Fair, or try out the after-school Mathletes club. For some of our students, this is their first year navigating a middle-school class schedule, with more classes […]

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July 22, 2019
Stop the Music Slump this Summer!

Summer is in full swing! Here’s to loading up on popsicles, hanging out by the pool, and spending the next few weeks listening to your kids happily practice their instruments every day without complaint… Sound too good to be true? Maybe. But you can avoid a “summer slump” and prevent a musical skills backslide without […]

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July 3, 2019
The Underrated Benefits of Group Lessons: How Make-up Master Classes Enhance Student Learning

Welcome to Summer Term! Summer term is always fun— it’s loaded with workshop opportunities, parades, performance events, and more! You may be aware of the changes we recently made to our Make-up Policy and with that, we are so excited to introduce you to our new group lesson experience: The Make-up Master Class.  Our Master […]

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June 3, 2019
5 Reasons We LOVE Recital Season…

Spring recitals are wrapping up, and we’re honestly sad to see them end! We love recital season, and wanted to share some of the benefits we see our students experience each time they get a chance to perform. So, without further ado, here’s five reasons we love recitals, and think you should too! Performing provides […]

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May 28, 2019
Teach your Kids to Love Music in Three Simple Steps

Want to raise a family of music enthusiasts? Dream of sharing your favorite songs with your children and watching them perform someday? A love and appreciation for music is an amazing gift to give your child, and it’s easier than you might think. We can’t promise you’ll become the modern version of the Von Trapp […]

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April 23, 2019
Three Ways Parents Can Help Kids Connect Heart to Art

Looking for ways to encourage your reluctant musician without begging and pleading? Learning a new instrument is challenging, and many parents struggle to help motivate and inspire their kids. We recently conducted an experiment to help us better understand our new students. We asked our beginners what they think of when they about learning a […]

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August 27, 2018
Learning Basic Piano History

At The Piano Place, we’re happy to be carrying on a piano legacy that extends back centuries. The piano is the most popular instrument in the world, and enjoys a long and colorful history that we’re honored to be able to continue. Where exactly does the modern piano draw its historical roots from, and how […]

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“Music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.”
- Billy Joel
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