Happiness in Teaching

Happiness in Teaching

Just a quick post today about a quote that has caught my attention recently. A quote about happiness as I am preparing for the new school year. When we look back at our assessments for the year, we look at progress – how well they played their scales &...
Creativity for Piano Teachers

Creativity for Piano Teachers

So today is a bit different than our usual topics – I want to ask each of you what you do to keep your creativity alive?!  Life gets so busy and if you’re like me, teaching keeps my life pretty hectic. From planning new repertoire to preparing new games to...
Inspiration from Peter Mack

Inspiration from Peter Mack

Texas Music Teachers Association hosted a wonderful convention over Father’s Day weekend with Peter Mack as a special guest.  If you’re not familiar with Dr. Mack you can read a short bio here.  Peter Mack gave an opening keynote address, a session on...
Volunteering with the Cliburn

Volunteering with the Cliburn

Every four years my city, Cowtown (otherwise known as Fort Worth), becomes Pianotown!  The Van Cliburn International Competition is hosted at Bass Hall in our very own downtown.  Bass Hall is a beautiful venue and this year they even turned the crosswalks into pianos...