iteachpiano blog has been running for several years. It is a place where I think through my ideas and research regarding music teaching and motivation.

I am currently studying a Ph.D in Education. More specifically, teacher motivation. Prior to this I have completed a B.Mus.Ed, M.Mus, M.Ed, Grad Cert in Music Ed. (I love learning!).

This blog also helps me to write, particularly for my Ph.D where there is so much information to take in and understand, clarity can become an issue.

Writing a blog helps me to clarify what I know and to convey it in a way that can be understood by many. In a sense I am developing my "Elevator Pitch".

Although this blog is primarily about music education and motivation, my research about teacher motivation has taken me into other areas which are incredibly interesting.

From time to time, my posts may stray from music education, although they will tend to hover around areas linked to motivation and learning.

I guess that is the purpose of a blog—to convey my thoughts and ideas via an online diary.