3 Ways To Be A Great Piano Teacher

Whether you're new or not at teaching piano, there's always room to become a better teacher. Here are 3 ways to be a great piano teacher:

Miller Piano Specialists December 10, 2021 2 Min Read

Like playing the piano, teaching the piano is an enjoyable and rewarding job. Being a piano teacher is a significant role, and it can also have its ups and downs. Whether you’re new to teaching piano or if you’ve been at it for several years, there’s always room to become a better teacher. Becoming a better piano teacher means improving your musical skills and having a lot to do with your job mentality. Here are 3 ways to be a great piano teacher:

Never Stop Learning

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One of the best ways to be a great piano teacher, or any leader, is never to stop learning. Teachers need to be an example of being life-long learners for their students to adapt to learn from. So remember to stay open to learning new things and considering new ways to look at things.

If you’re feeling plateaued in one genre or skill, find a new genre of music to explore. Check out some other specific skills you could improve on:

  • Sight-Reading
  • Composing
  • Memorizing
  • Arranging
  • Improvising
  • Chord Chart Playing
  • Broadening Your Repertoire

If you put yourself in the position of a learner, it will help you relate to your students even more.

Stay in Touch With What’s New

Another way to be a great piano teacher is to pay attention to what kids are interested in, even if it doesn’t interest you. So, for example, listen to music that is current and relatable to your students. 

The music your students listen to may vary, so you can ask your students what kind of music interests them and what catches their ears. If you’re comfortable teaching more popular, you should make space for them in piano lessons.

There are plenty of lessons and arrangements available for more popular music. Playing more current music with your students will help reignite their interest in practicing and playing the piano. 

Become More than A Teacher

Being a piano teacher, you have the opportunity to make a significant impact on your student’s life. Piano teachers get to spend consistent one-on-one time with their students regularly. Because of this, students will trust their piano teacher. 

Piano teachers have a big responsibility to be role models and mentor for their students. A great way to do this is to plan for a life lesson or a life skill that you can instill in your students. For example, teach them how to be kind to others, to stay true to themselves, and other truths to encourage them. 


So, are you ready to become an incredible piano teacher? We hope you enjoyed reading our tips on 3 ways to be a great piano teacher. If you’re looking for the perfect piano for yourself or a loved one, come check us out at Miller Piano Specialists in Franklin, TN! If you have any questions about where to buy a piano for the best price, we are open! Our hours are Monday-Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm. We are happy to help you in person again, using all the guidelines we have been provided. We are here for you.

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