Lois Dicknoether's blog

Good Morning,

Are you thinking about the fall 2011 yet?  Now is the time!  It's never to early to be marketing your studio before September comes around.

Here are a few tips and ideas:  

It can be a struggle to get children and their parents to understand how important finger and arm strength is when playing piano.  This exercise helps with making strong fingers so children will be able to get up on their finger tips when playing.  It also gives them a tactile feel so they know exactly where their fingertip is and not play on the pad of the finger. 

Snowflakes and Sunshine Greetings to you all!

A question asked of me lately was "What do I do with students who don't celebrate Christmas? This situation is one that I try to address when parents first register their child. I inform parents that I do hold a Christmas recital and party and during this season their child is welcome to practice a secular song. The choice to participate is left up to the parent's. It is a parents responsibility to instruct their child in their faith, traditions and how to say "no thank you's" to something that is not part of their beliefs.

Never be fearful of another music teacher who moves into your area.  


November Flurries and warm winter coats! 

Which piano should I buy?

Going to a trade show is a good way to adverstize your business but often the cost of being in a trade show is far too great for the average music teacher.