The Piano Place Blog

December 3, 2019
Why We Love Teaching with Digital Pianos

While our students often perform on a traditional acoustic piano, we use both acoustic and digital pianos in our studios during instruction. Our favorite to use, and the model featured throughout our studios, is the Yamaha Clavinova CLP series. The touch and action features on these pianos, paired with the individual key counter weights (similar […]

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November 19, 2019
Tips for Learning Two Instruments at Once

Raising a music enthusiast interested in adding a new instrument to their repertoire? For some students, adding a second instrument can be a rewarding and beneficial experience, as long as everyone is on the same page for what a multiple-instrument lessons entail. But just as a student can successfully study both Math and English at […]

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November 1, 2019
Finding the Perfect Music Teacher: Two Things You Need to Know

The right music teacher can make or break a student’s enthusiasm for music, so finding the perfect fit is critical to helping your musician succeed— especially in the beginning stages of learning a new instrument. Fortunately, we’re big believers in matching every student with an instructor that’s just right for them, whether it’s someone who […]

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October 18, 2019
Live Longer, Remember More, and Sleep Better: How Adult Music Lessons Can Change Your Life…

Love music but worried it’s too late to learn how to play? Good news: music lessons aren’t just for kids, and it’s never too late to explore a new passion! Here’s five GREAT reasons to enroll in music lessons this year 1. It’s good for you! Really, really good for you, actually: enrolling in music […]

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September 27, 2019
How to Jump Back into Music Lessons without Skipping a Beat

It’s a miracle! Your child who previously insisted that music lessons were not for them is suddenly expressing interest again. Hurray! Here’s where things get tricky: How do you jump back into music lessons with a long-term commitment in mind? It can be intimidating for both students and parents to start again, which is why […]

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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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“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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