Friday, December 2, 2016

The Plucky Pianista Blog is MOVING!

Hi friends! I have some very exciting news to share - The Plucky Pianista Blog is moving to a new home! I've been working very hard on the new location, and you can visit the new blog on my website at!

This will be the last post in this location, and I hope you'll join us over at the website! All the posts and freebies that are located here will remain here (for as long as Blogger allows me to do so!) and all the new posts from today forward will be published at the new blog at

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Thank you so much for following The Plucky Pianista blog for the past several years. I have learned so much from this experience, and I'm super excited to take what I have learned and apply it to the new blog and make it a place that I hope you'll enjoy visiting for teaching tips, business tips, fabulous free resources, and so much more! Y'all have been amazing, friends! Thanks for being such fabulous followers and supporters!

See you soon at!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Christmas Piano Recital Preparation

Happy Thursday, friends! My piano students are having a Christmas recital in November (I know, that's SO early, but you know how it is when the holiday events start filing up the calendar!). They've been working diligently on their solos since September, and I have loved every minute of spending all of our time these past several weeks on Christmas music. The kids have been ecstatic to work solely on Christmas music, which is a HUGE change of pace for them, and for me too! 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Free Fundraising Kit for Your Music Studio

Students in the Melody Payne Piano Studio recently participated in an effort to raise money for victims of the devastating flood that destroyed so many homes in Louisiana in August 2016, and we'd love for your students to join us, whether to raise money for Louisiana, North Carolina, or for victims of another disaster.  

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Transform Your Studio Space on a Budget, Part 5: Finishing Touches

You may remember a few years ago when I did a 4-part series on how to transform your studio space on a budget, Part 1Part 2Part 3, and Part 4. If you haven't read those posts yet, please take a few minutes to do so because they form the foundation for today's post. Since the original makeover, I have done a few more things to the studio to further enhance the space and give it a more modern and clean look. 

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Consulting/Piano Pedagogy Training for Piano Teachers

Are you a piano teacher who is just getting started? Do you want to fine-tune your teaching skills? Do you feel unsure about the best way to teach piano lessons? Are you interested in receiving personalized teaching advice from a professional in the field? Are you working towards National Certification through MTNA? If you want to polish any aspect of your teaching skills, consulting and piano pedagogy training for piano teachers might be just what you've been looking for!