7 Ways to Make Lessons Fun With The Big Grand Staff

7 Ways to Make Lessons Fun With The Big Grand Staff

If you’re familiar with the Cascade Method, then you know that we are all about making piano lessons FUN! If you’re new here, then welcome! What better way to make your piano lessons exciting and engaging for students than incorporating games into your lessons? One great resource that can be used to make your lessons […]

A Guide to Enrolling New Students for Piano Lessons

A Guide to Enrolling New Students for Piano Lessons A Guide to Enrolling New Students for Piano Lessons

Getting new students enrolled and started with piano lessons doesn’t have to be a tricky process! 😎👏🏻💖 I thought it may be valuable to share how I personally keep up with enrollment for my music school. It’s actually pretty simple! So, I created a guide on enrolling new students for piano lessons! Here’s a quick […]

What Cascade Certified Could Mean For Your Piano Business: Hear From Teachers in the Program

What Cascade Certified Could Mean For Your Piano Business: Hear From Teachers in the Program

To be completely transparent with you, I want you to register for the piano teacher training program but it’s not for the reason that you probably think it is. I’ve put my heart, soul, and mind into this online program for the last four years. This is seriously an accumulation of all my experience from […]

How to Teach Chords During Piano Lessons in Fun, Interactive Ways: Free Worksheets Inside!

How to Teach Chords During Piano Lessons in Fun, Interactive Ways: Free Worksheets Inside! How to teach chords during piano lessons

Chords are the easiest and most fun note pairings to find! Three notes stacked so beautifully, chords tend to look a lot like snowmen! ☃️ It was a no-brainer to create a teaching method that involved cute, fun little snowmen to reinforce the visual identification of chords.  In honor of the holiday season, we’re going […]

A Guide to Pairing Cascade Method Books with Other Lesson Books

A Guide to Pairing Cascade Method Books with Other Lesson Books Cascade Method Books Transfer Guide

Are you interested in using The Cascade Method with your piano students but you’re not quite sure which Cascade Method books transfer over from the other method books you’re using? It can be a little intimidating as to where to start or how to easily hop onto a new curriculum. That’s why we’re sharing a […]

Preparing for Piano Lessons during the Holiday Season: What You Need!

Preparing for Piano Lessons during the Holiday Season: What You Need!

Teaching piano during the holidays is supposed to be nothing but fun! However, if you don’t have the right resources or plan in place for your student’s lessons, it can be a little chaotic. The Cascade Method Book Collection features two Christmas books that have everything you need to prepare for piano lessons during the […]

Rebranding My Artist Website and How It All Ties Together

Rebranding My Artist Website and How It All Ties Together

As many of you know, my name is Tara and I’m the founder and creator of The Cascade Method, as well as the piano reading tool, NoteMatch. I also happen to be an artist! If you didn’t already know, I released my first album when I was 20 years old, and now, I’m currently working […]

What To Do In the First Lesson With a Transfer Student

What To Do In the First Lesson With a Transfer Student

Many times, I get new students that are transferring over from another piano teacher because they are losing interest in their current lessons. A lot of my transfer students come as referrals from the parents of the students I’m currently teaching. I like to say these parents hire me so I can revive their kid’s […]

Five Ways to Play Games With Interval Flashcards In Your Piano Lessons

Five Ways to Play Games With Interval Flashcards In Your Piano Lessons

If you’ve been following along on our Instagram, you know that we have had a busy summer releasing more piano books to the Cascade Method book collection, as well as creating fun, interactive games!  It’s no secret that this school year is going to look different in every aspect. All my students are currently learning […]

What is NoteMatch and Why You Need It For Your Piano Lessons

What is NoteMatch and Why You Need It For Your Piano Lessons

If you hang around here long enough, you’re sure to hear about NoteMatch, the key element to reading notes on the piano. 🎶If you want to understand what NoteMatch is and why you need it for your piano lessons, keep reading to explore all the possibilities within this one tool!  We also happen to be […]

Piano Teacher Checklist: Everything You Need this Fall for Piano Lessons

Piano Teacher Checklist: Everything You Need this Fall for Piano Lessons Piano Teacher Checklist Banner

Fall is around the corner! What are you doing to prepare for piano lessons? There’s no better time to share a piano teacher checklist than right before the school year starts. Below, you’ll find everything you need this fall for your piano lessons — Cascade Method Edition!  The Cascade Method is a movement for all […]

Level Up Your Piano Lessons This Summer by Taking This Online Teacher Program

Level Up Your Piano Lessons This Summer by Taking This Online Teacher Program Online teacher program for piano teachers

I know what you’re thinking. The last thing you want to do during your summer break is to go “back to school.” As a piano teacher myself, I know how much I look forward to these few months off that allow me to unwind, reflect, and relax from the school year. However, I also spend […]

How Do I Get My Students Excited About Piano Practice?

How Do I Get My Students Excited About Piano Practice? Cascade Blog Banner

We’ve all heard the phrase before… Practice makes perfect. For some reason, the term “practice” has a bad reputation… especially with KIDS. Perhaps it’s because kids are constantly having to “practice” their math equations and writing skills at school. That type of practice definitely isn’t always fun.  Whatever the case, we carry this negative connotation […]

My Passion for Piano is Stronger than Ever: Here’s Why

My Passion for Piano is Stronger than Ever: Here’s Why

Although I’ve made a successful career out of playing the piano, that’s not the only way I embrace my talent. I’ve been composing my own music since I was 16 years old. I’m currently working on my fifth album. The piano has always been my remedy to everything. It’s truly my first love. However, my […]