Entries by Brooke Neuman

7 Best Soundtrack Pieces to Play on the Piano

Want to learn how to play songs on the piano from your favorite movies? In this week’s guest post, our friends at Tomplay share the seven best soundtrack pieces to play on the piano… Whether you’re a total beginner or a seasoned professional, it’s important to have a diversified repertoire to be able to choose music […]

15 Funny French Phrases That’ll Make You Giggle

The French language has some pretty hilarious words and phrases. In this week’s guest post, our friend Lily from French Possum lists 15 funny French phrases that natives commonly use in conversation… The French say some of the funniest phrases without even realizing that word-for-word they don’t actually make sense. While the French did indeed produce some of the greatest writers, natives […]

How to Memorize Any Piece of Music: 5 Easy-to-Follow Steps

Do you want to learn how to memorize music? Check out the five simple tips below from our friends at Soundfly. Note: This article was originally published on Soundfly… Memorizing music is invaluable in the eternal quest of learning and growth. From strengthening your ears to widening your understanding of compositional structure and recognizing patterns, there […]

5 Reasons Why Hanon Exercises are Useless

Are Hanon exercises really effective at teaching piano students? Below, piano teacher James F. shares five reasons why he believes Hanon exercises aren’t as useful as many think… A lot of piano teachers swear by the old familiar Hanon exercises as a great way of teaching technique to their students. I strongly disagree. I’m familiar with a […]

20 Fun Activities and Games for French Club

Are you a teacher or student involved in your school’s French club? As you know, finding fun activities and games centered on learning French can be difficult. That’s why we’ve rounded up 20 fun French club ideas to help inspire you. These games and activities will introduce members to both French language and culture. Note: These ideas […]

5 Helpful French Pronunciation Hacks for Beginners

Are you having trouble nailing your French accent? Below, French teacher Jinky B. explains how to sound like a  français or française in just five easy steps… The French have an undeniably distinct accent that can be difficult for non-native speakers to perfect. Nevertheless, it’s not entirely impossible for non-natives to learn how to speak French. All […]

Family Affair: 3 Creative Ways to Enjoy Music as a Family

Do you want to be more involved in your child’s music lessons? In this week’s guest post, our friend Lara L. at Piano Power shares five creative ways you can enjoy music as a family…  In a world of earbuds and custom playlists, sharing music as a family “IRL” (or “in real life,” for those not hip to […]