Reducing Recital Anxiety

Harnessing the Power of Piano Maestro in Preparing for and Preforming in Recitals Picture this: 6-year-old Henry nervously walks to the front of the room, ready to perform in his first piano recital ever. He is thinking about his 7-year-old friend Jake who just played Ode to Joy perfectly–with two

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An Interview With Irina Gorin

JoyTunes has just added Irina Gorin’s “Tales of a Musical Journey“ to Piano Maestro. We decided to take this opportunity and sit down with Irina to have a quick chat with her and hear more about how she is using Piano Maestro in her lessons. Question: How long have you been

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F.U.N. is not a 4-letter word

As the new academic year approaches I want to pose a couple questions to all the teachers out there: are your students having fun?  Do you think fun is an essential part of the lesson experience? I sometimes hear the idea batted around that fun piano lessons are somehow less

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