FREE Piano Worksheets: Teaching Students C Major and C Minor Chords

FREE Piano Worksheets: Teaching Students C Major and C Minor Chords

Are you ready to learn a fun and simple way to teach students C major and C minor chords? With these free piano worksheets, your students will understand how to play these concepts easily and know how to read it in notes! Oh, and I forgot to mention- they’ll also have loads of fun while […]

Halloween-Themed Piano Practice: Two Pieces for your Students!

Halloween-Themed Piano Practice: Two Pieces for your Students!

Piano teachers- Everyone is getting into the holiday spirit; you can, too with a Halloween-themed piano practice! Below, you’ll find two totally spooky pieces for your students to play this October!  If you’re new here, there’s one thing you need to know about The Cascade Method: we teach piano the fun way! The mission of […]

Keys to Keeping Piano Alive in the 21st Century

Keys to Keeping Piano Alive in the 21st Century Banner that reads "The Keys to Keeping Piano Alive in the 12st Century"

The piano will always remain beautiful in the eyes of many, but will it remain an instrument parents and children choose to learn? I believe we can keep piano alive in the 21st century by implementing a different approach than the norm.  Piano Teacher? More like Piano Lover  I don’t think there’s a better word […]

The Best College Side Job (and you’ll make good money)

The Best College Side Job (and you’ll make good money)

Hey- girl who’s bussing tables at the local sports bar or nannying twin toddlers on a Saturday night through college, this message is for you. I’m going to introduce you to the best college side job you can have while getting your degree. What if I were to tell you there’s a way that you […]

Online Piano Teacher Program: What to Know

Online Piano Teacher Program: What to Know

An online piano teacher program that values the role of the teacher. Teaching piano is an honor. It’s a reward to be able to get compensated for something you love to play. Here’s the hard truth: piano is undervalued and it’s because of us, teachers! Piano is boring… (in the eyes of your students). Okay, […]

Piano Influencer: How I Did It + How You Can, Too

Piano Influencer: How I Did It + How You Can, Too How to Become a Piano Influencer

For the aspiring composer or piano influencer… this message is for you. I want to encourage the pianists and musicians that have the desire to share their music with the world! If I can do it, then you most certainly can, too. I’m going to share all my tips and tricks with you on how […]

Piano Training Program: Become a Fun Piano Teacher!

Piano Training Program: Become a Fun Piano Teacher!

Teaching piano is an art. Finding a piano training program that helps you to become a fun piano teacher is key to the success of your teaching career! What if I told you that you can shift your piano lessons from boring and monotonous to fun and exciting? Can you imagine the amount of growth […]

Piano Training Tip: A playlist can help student’s growth AND yours…

Piano Training Tip: A playlist can help student’s growth AND yours…

We’re going to keep this month’s piano training tip short and sweet, but it’s one of those that you’d call “A Golden Nugget.” I’m going to explain the importance of creating playlists for your students, and how it’s not only going to further their growth, BUT it’ll also further yours. I’ve been teaching piano ever […]

Piano Theory Book: Creation of the Cascade Method

Piano Theory Book: Creation of the Cascade Method The cover of The Cascade Method Piano Theory

Just like my creation of NoteMatch: The Piano Reading Tool, my piano theory book started the same way. A piece of cut-up paper, a crazy idea in my head, and the help from others, the Cascade Method Piano Theory Book was born! Why a Piano Theory Book? It all started when I noticed this trend, […]

Piano Teacher Tips: How To Hook Piano Beginners in the First Lesson

Piano Teacher Tips: How To Hook Piano Beginners in the First Lesson Free sheet music for piano teachers to help train students

I’m a firm believer that all things tend to come full circle. Each blog is meant to shed light on my story and my passion for piano and for The Cascade Method. Not only do I want to share my story, but also offer practical piano teacher tips that I’ve discovered and manifested over the […]

The Piano Reading Tool Creation | Every Beginner Can Relate

The Piano Reading Tool Creation | Every Beginner Can Relate Piano beginners can relate to this as well as anyone starting anything for the first time

I learned fairly quickly that starting a business is a lot like learning piano. It takes lots of practice and dedication. You have to remember the steps, move forward, and of course, lean on the experts. When I started teaching piano, I didn’t think that it would lead to something like my Cascade Method Training […]

The Piano Reading Tool: NoteMatch | From Paper to Reality

The Piano Reading Tool: NoteMatch | From Paper to Reality Banner that reads "From Paper to Reality: Introducing NoteMatch"

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again- I love the challenge of teaching students who are losing interest in piano. It might break my heart at first but I’m confident I’ve got the secret sauce that’ll help them fall in love all over again! What is it- you may ask? POP SONGS! Yep, […]

Piano Lessons: How to Convert Piano Quitters into Piano Lovers

Piano Lessons: How to Convert Piano Quitters into Piano Lovers

All I want in life is to convert every kid into a piano lover through my piano lessons. I can’t tell you how many students come to me from other piano teachers, on the verge of quitting. This breaks my heart because there is a world in which piano is FUN, and where students can […]