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Piano lessons should be fun and encouraging, bringing out the natural love of music in each child! Music-making is a joy, and piano students excel when they experience the joy of making music of their own! Here at The Playful Piano you will find:


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Inspiring Creativity with Halloween Music

One mistake we sometimes make as piano teachers is waiting too long to teach certain concepts to students because they...

Piano Trick or Treat Game

I just added a fun Halloween game to the Shop called Piano Trick or Treat! It’s a fun activity to teach...


Classical Halloween Piano Music

With Halloween right around the corner, I’ve been searching high and low for some fun classical Halloween pieces for my...

piano student success

The most important thing for piano student success

What is the most important thing we as piano teachers can do to ensure the success of our students? I...

French Piano Pack

Teaching Landmark Notes with French landmarks!

In my teaching lately I have been focusing a lot on landmark notes and intervallic reading. I think it’s so...

Irish Piano Pack

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Irish Piano Pack

  Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, new in the Shop today is the Irish Piano Pack! I am...

Snowman Chords Worksheet Freebie

Snowman Chords Worksheet Freebie

This is sort of a funny thing to post on a beautiful spring-like day! The other day was a morning like...

New in the Shop: Russian Piano Pack

New in the Shop: Russian Piano Pack

I have been on a Russian piano music kick lately, listening to and discovering and rediscovering so many beautiful pieces...

Piano Practice Conversation Hearts

Piano Practice Conversation Hearts

New today in the Shop is a fun Valentines Day-themed practice printable – Piano Practice Conversation Hearts. One of the...

New: Fun freebies for letter name practice

I’ve been trying to come up with some new fun ways for practicing letter names other than flashcard practice. I...

Big New Year Sale!

Big New Year Sale!

  To celebrate 2016, for a limited time save big on most items in the Shop!  My Muscle Builder Books...

New in the Shop: Christmas Songs & Activities Pack!

Today I wanted to share some fun Christmas song activities that we have been playing over at our house and...