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Category Archives: Music Techniques
This video is so inspiring. As a teacher, I am constantly on the lookout for new teaching methods, because I know that I can always improve. Why are these children having such a a great time during class? Of course, … Continue reading
I often get told, particularly by my adult students, that their left hand doesn’t want to work very well. Well, of course. If you are a right handed person, this is quite normal. The bad news is that wonky playing … Continue reading
They say that if you want to improve your hand dexterity, your should practice Bach. I’ve put about 50 hours of practicing this piece. Still a long way to go and about half the speed it’s supposed to be at. … Continue reading
How young is too young to start piano lessons? A common question asked by many parents. This article talks about the different learning curbs that face both a young child and a piano teacher. The answer is not so black … Continue reading
With so many different types of pianos to buy, how do you know which one to buy? This article gives an overview of the different types of pianos out there and aims to address the pros and cons with purchasing … Continue reading
Ever wonder what the benefits would be if your child played in a music ensemble? Aside from team experience, the benefits could be more than you might expect. Here are the top ten reasons why you should get your child … Continue reading
With so many different piano methods out there, which one do you choose for your child? Here are a few piano methods that I like to use in my piano teaching. 1) For the very very young child who is … Continue reading
I’m teaching more little ones this year. Mostly it’s been great, however there are days when I feel like the energy is sucked right out of me. Last week, one of my young students, we’ll call him “Michael,” came into … Continue reading
Here’s a little something I’ve been working on.