JP Ahmad

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JP has spent a lifetime perfecting his musical chops on the piano and guitar. The last 15 years has been spent teaching young musician learners how to proficiently play an array of instruments. He imagines he will always be teaching in some capacity until he's old an gray. In his spare time he loves the Great Outdoors - running, water sports, biking, you name it!
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2018 Recital Season

2018 Events Big plans for 2018 Recital Season itinerary. This year we have planned 3 events: 2 Piano Recitals for our upper and lower level pianists and 1 community concert recital. Not every student will […]

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How to Memorize Piano Keys

It’s your new piano student’s first lesson and they need to memorize piano keys.  Thinking about how to get your piano student to learn the keys is crucially important, but once mastered they will be well […]


Classroom Experience Promotes Business

The idea for the Franklin Music Academy came from a classroom experience I had in the year 2010 teaching my fifth grade elementary music class.  That Spring we were preparing for a big concert featuring […]

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Learning to Play Piano vs Playing the Piano

Intrinsic Motivation and Learning to Play Piano   When somebody comes to take piano lessons, you have to understand that they have never had the experience of learning to play piano before.  A lot of […]

Intrinsic Motivation and its Misappropriation

Intrinsic Motivation and Social Approval Some theorists and writers in the field of child development assert that social approval works against children experiencing an intrinsic joy from an activity that’s truly an end-in-itself.  The argument […]