Entries by Kathy

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Walking on Thin Ice

I remember sitting in a piano pedagogy class during graduate school, and listening to my professor tell us that studies show us that most piano students quit somewhere around the middle of the second piano method book.  If my memory serves me correctly, most students quit somewhere around page 26 in the 2nd book.  This definitely caught […]

keeping lesson alive during the middle school years

Middle School…..whew, what a change for the children!  Many students and parents feel a sense of overwhelm in middle school, and often piano (or guitar, or violin, etc.) lessons are the first thing that gets cut when the academic year starts. But I want you to reflect on one thing:  I’ve played many performances in […]

Piano Teachers : Creating Your Own Website

At this point in my career, I’ve created and maintained 4 different websites:  this one (kathyrabago.com), my studio website (velocitymusicacademy.com), my online lesson website (pianoprogram.com), and the website I share with The Music Mentor Group (themusicmentorgroup.com).  Let me explain how I got into all of this…. Did you know that a requirement for a doctorate in […]

Teaching My Students How to Fish

I often get asked from prospective students what I teach, and how I teach. It’s quite simple:  I teach skills.  I teach students how to fish. A couple of months ago, I was hired as a substitute organist at a very big church in town.  You know, the ones with the massive organs front and […]

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