Last Minute Essentials For Piano Teachers in December

By Tonia Polykarpou | December 3, 2023 | 0

HOW TO MAKE DECEMBER A SPECIAL MONTH FOR YOUR STUDENTS Happy month everyone!! December is a unique month for a lot of people because of the Christmas celebrations. We are getting ready for Christmas in many ways. By decorating our houses, the streets, the buildings, the shops. Schools have Christmas festivals and children learn to […]

What Should Piano Parents Know

By Tonia Polykarpou | September 2, 2023 | 0

WHAT A PIANO TEACHER NEEDS FROM A PIANO PARENT? HOW CAN A PARENT HELP THE CHILD WITH PIANO PRACTICE? It’s been only a few days before the new academic year begins and I am in the middle of my preparing (scheduling, buying books for each student, looking for new piano ensemble music and  solo repertoire, […]

HOW WE ADJUST PIANO TEACHING AFTER A LONG SUMMER BREAK

By Tonia Polykarpou | July 28, 2023 | 0

COMING BACK TO PIANO LESSONS AFTER A LONG BREAK. IS IT EASY FOR YOUR STUDENTS? Beyond doubt summer break is essential for both teachers and students. For 2 months we are on vacations,  relaxed in the beach or in the country spending some time with friends and family. After that we must get back to […]

My Lyrical Notebook and My Quirky Notebook – A Review

By Tonia Polykarpou | July 28, 2023 | 1

Just a few months ago I received two collections of compositions for piano by Angeline Bell,  a Malaysian  piano teacher based in UK who started composing during the  pandemic. These beautiful compositions are recently published in two books, printed in a high quality cream paper by editions Musica Ferrum. You can purchase them in digital […]

Coloring while listening to classical music

By Tonia Polykarpou | January 21, 2023 | 0

WHY I OFTEN ASK MY STUDENTS TO COLOR OR DRAW WHILE LISTENING TO CLASSICAL MUSIC. As you know me, I am a fan of music workshops for students. During that extra time of a workshop on a Saturday afternoon or during Christmas time, easter time or summer, we have the time to approach different activities […]

4-Day Christmas Music Workshop

By Tonia Polykarpou | January 15, 2023 | 0

ALL ABOUT THE CHRISTMAS MUSIC WORKSHOP I ORGANIZED AT MY MUSIC SCHOOL Happy New Year everyone!! This is the first post of 2023 and I wish all of you another creative and promising music teaching year. In this post you are about to read about the 4-day Christmas music workshop I organized at my music […]

Christmas piano books for more advanced piano players

By Tonia Polykarpou | November 16, 2022 | 0

MY TOP LIST WITH CHRISTMAS SONGS FOR THE NOT SO BEGINNER PLAYER. I have recently read a post on a Facebook group for piano teachers, asking for Christmas songs for more advanced students or piano teachers. At that time I realized  that we, piano teachers, are always looking for easy beginner or elementary level Christmas […]

Top list with classical masterworks you should listen to

By Tonia Polykarpou | August 27, 2022 | 0

MY RECOMMENDED LISTS OF YOUTUBE VIDEOS, CDS AND BOOKS FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILD OR STUDENT. YouTube videos with classical music your should listen to Beethoven 5th symphony Beethoven Ode to Joy from the 9th symphony Beethoven 6th symphony Bach Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565  Vivaldi The four seasons  Tchaikovsky – Swan […]

Expose children to classical music from an early age

By Tonia Polykarpou | August 27, 2022 | 0

WHY LISTENING TO CLASSICAL MUSIC FROM AN EARLY AGE IS BENEFICIAL AND HOW WE CAN EXPOSE OUR CHILDREN TO CLASSICAL MUSIC EFFECTIVELY. Music and music lessons are beneficial to everyone. Many studies, have shown that learning music improves cognitive ability and development, enhances confidence and self-esteem, improves language, reading and learning skills and also acts […]

Top 15 classical piano pieces you should listen to

By Tonia Polykarpou | August 27, 2022 | 1

Whether you are a piano student or an adult who enjoys piano music, here are some of my favorite classical piano works that in my opinion you should listen to if you haven’t already. If you are a piano teacher, the list is a must-listen for your students. Beethoven Fur Elise Bagatelle in A Minor […]

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