The Modern Piano Theory Mini Course!

Everything you need to teach theory the FUN way, even if you were never taught theory yourself!

What if I told you that by teaching theory to your students, they’d keep coming back for more AND you’d have new students lining up at your door?

You’re probably wondering how that could even be possible when:

  • You’re already trying to teach your students theory, but they always fight you on it.
  • Or you were barely taught any theory growing up, and from what you remember, it wasn’t very fun.
  • Or you’re struggling to retain the few students you have, and don’t want to make things more complicated.
  • Or you’re kind of intimidated by theory yourself, so why would you want to teach it to your students??

But let me fill you in on a little secret…

Kids just want something fun and colorful.

So it’s about time we ditched the boring black-and-white theory books once and for all!

Imagine teaching theory with a book that makes your students’ eyes light up with pure joy when they open it. (I’ve witnessed it firsthand!)


Or feeling confident enough to teach students as young as 5 years old how to play a scale and improvise. (Because that’s how a lifelong passion for making music begins!)


Or experiencing your students rave about how much fun they’re having learning piano with you to all their friends. (Free advertising, anyone?)



Well, you don’t have to imagine much longer…


The Modern Piano Theory Course

The only self-paced mini course that shows you how to teach theory (the FUN way!) with The Cascade Method Piano Theory Book.

How does it work?

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Take a look inside the book that will have your students ASKING to learn theory:

This colorful theory book is not like any other theory book you’ve tried because it doesn’t LOOK or FEEL like theory!

Jump into the book at any time and meet students exactly where they’re at.

Chords, scales, chord progressions, intervals, ear training, improvisation, composition, and more…

This book covers it all, and keeps it all in ONE place, so your students never have to buy another theory book again!

Best part, this book is complimentary to any method book your students are already using.

But that's not all you get!

In addition to 140+ step-by-step video tutorials that will help you become a theory teaching pro so you can grow your studio ($1999 value), you also get access to…

  • The PDF Studio License of The Cascade Method Piano Theory Book (and its answer book), so you can share as many copies as you want with all your students! ($179 value)

  • A printable certificate for EVERY page of the Theory Book, so you can provide your students with even more motivation as they learn and master new skills! ($79 value)

  • Hundreds of real-life videos of students learning from the book, so you can see how it all works in action! ($49 value)

  • 50+ Cascade Method Piano Boom Decks, so you can use games to reinforce theory concepts and make your lessons even more FUN! ($99+ value)

  • Boom Card Checklist and sharable PDF instructions for signing into Boom Learning on any device, so you can start incorporating Boom Cards into your lessons as soon as possible! ($29 value)

  • Improvisation Variations in A minor Sheet, so you can teach improvisation to your students even if you’re not comfortable doing it yourself yet! ($29 value)

  • Recordings of ALL our past piano theory workshops AND any piano theory workshops we host in the future, so you never have to worry about missing out on the latest Cascade Method resources! ($999+ value)

Past workshops include: “Pairing Piano Games With Piano Theory Book,” “All Things Theory,” “How To Use Boom Cards,” “How To Play And Teach Chords,” “How To Compose A Piece,” “How To Teach Improvisation,” “Pop Chords and Symbols,” and “Pairing Piano Games with the CM Piano Theory Book.”

When you add it all up, that’s a value of over $3,000… but you can get lifetime access today for only:

With a method that finally makes theory FUN, making back your investment on this course couldn’t be easier.

Sure, you could keep teaching out of antiquated black-and-white theory books and watch your students’ eyes glaze over with boredom.

Or you could decide not to teach theory at all, but that would mean your students never learn the skills they need to improvise and make music of their own… which is the whole reason they want to learn piano in the first place, right?

Either way, they won’t stick around for long, and you’ll be left scrambling to fill yet another empty spot.

But that all changes when you join The Modern Piano Theory Mini Course and start teaching theory the FUN way!

Whether you’re just starting out or already have a full studio, this course will show you how to teach theory to kids using a colorful and engaging method that keeps them coming back for more and raving about you to all their friends.

Just imagine all the time and money you’ll save by not having to search and advertise for new students!

Plus, if you ever decide to upgrade to the full Cascade Method Training Program, your $350 investment in The Modern Piano Theory Mini Course will be applied towards the full course.

“Because of what I have learned through Tara … I have been able to provide something to my piano students that was not given to me as a young student myself: the gift of piano theory.” “Student satisfaction and retention noticeably increased in my studio when, in addition to the method books I was already using, I incorporated the tools I learned in this program.”
Aubree VT
Piano Teacher

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Hi, I'm Tara!

I got my bachelor’s in Music Therapy, specializing in special needs education, so I could study the psychology behind learning music and help make the piano accessible and FUN for anyone to learn!

I fell in love with the piano at 4 years old, and even as a student myself, I hated my theory books! I knew I needed to create a different approach from how we’re traditionally taught.

But I also know how important the role of learning theory is in developing a passion for piano. Because if you can understand the foundations of theory, you can improvise and compose anything. And that’s all kids want—to make music!

Now with 20+ years of piano teaching experience, a crazy high student retention rate, and a crazy long waitlist…

I can confidently say my modern method for teaching theory WORKS, and more importantly, it can work for you.

Tara Boykin

The Modern Piano Theory Mini Course is not for everyone. But if…

  • the thought of teaching your students piano the “traditional” way puts a bad taste in your mouth…

  • you want your students to actually enjoy learning to play the piano rather than just knowing enough to pass tests…

  • and you’re ready to grow your studio by inspiring a lifelong passion for making music in your students…

This mini course was made for YOU!

But don't just take my word for it!

See what teachers are saying!


See Students in Action Working on Theory!

Have questions? Here’s what other piano teachers asked before joining:

What level of theory is covered?

Great question! The Modern Piano Theory Mini Course covers levels from beginner to advanced, including:


  • Chords (triad)
  • Seventh chords
  • Diminished and augmented triads
  • Teaching finger dexterity for kids
  • Scales
  • Chord progressions
  • Intervals
  • Ear training
  • Improvisation
  • Composition

Even if you’ve already learned some of these concepts before, you’ll still learn fun new ways to make them more accessible and engaging for your students.

What if I have no theory background?

This mini course was made with you in mind! The video tutorials are super in-depth and will walk you through every theory concept as if you were a blank slate.


Whether you have a degree in music or never learned theory at all, this mini course will show you how to teach theory in a way that keeps your students engaged and asking for more.

How long will it take me to get through the course and start experiencing results?

I get it. You’re busy running your studio (and maybe you’re even a parent on top of it all, too?). That’s why even though this course could take you as little as 2 months to complete, I’m giving you lifetime access so you can set your own pace.


You don’t have to finish the course before you start experiencing results! The Cascade Method Piano Theory Book is not linear, which means you can jump around to meet your students where they’re at. You’ll be able to start using the book with your students after watching just a few short videos.


Of course, if you want to experience the best possible results, make sure you eventually work through all the materials and resources provided within the course.

What are Boom Cards?

The Cascade Method Piano Boom Decks are fun, interactive online games that will help reinforce the theory concepts your students are learning. They’re great for kids of all ages, both in-person and online lessons, and can be accessed through an app called Boom Learning on any smartphone, tablet, or computer.

What if I have more questions?

No problem, I have more answers! Fill out my contact form, and I’ll be in touch with you as soon as I can.

Ready to become a theory teaching pro so you can grow your studio?