Tag Archives: play

How to tell when your child isn’t practicing.

Excellent article that applies to all instruments, and not only to the piano. (And it’s not too long, either!) Click Here to read it! Not much needs to be added to the article, but I do want to make the … Continue reading

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Recital Tips (gifts!)

As far as teaching careers are concerned, mine has been relatively short. I taught a few lessons as a teenager, but have only been consistently teaching for approximately 6 years. Here is what I have learned: Make a simple program … Continue reading

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3.5 Rules for Picking Christmas Music

It’s that time of year, when music teachers all over America (and I assume other places too!) begin picking Christmas music with their students. I enjoy this particularly because it is like hitting the reset button for the students: they … Continue reading

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“Did you know?” Facts about music’s effect on us.

In 2012 I had the privilege of teaching at a middle school and working with a very kind and smart student who loves music, and enjoys composing. He is now a sophomore in high school and taking composition classes. This … Continue reading

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Practice Advice from Bud Herseth

An article that was shared with me that includes some excellent practice advice from renowned trumpeter Bud Herseth. Enjoy! http://brassmusiconline.com/Articles/practise-advice-from-bud-herseth/  

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Video: “Angels we have Heard On High” – The Piano Guys

Christmas is just two days away, so I thought it appropriate to share something Christmas-y and musical. This is a really neat video created by The Piano Guys¬† in which four men play the same piano using special effects. You … Continue reading

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DaVinci’s “Viola Organista”

This is such a unique instrument! This “viola organista” was designed by DaVinci, who never was able to see his creation built, as far as we know. Essentially, it has strings like a piano but instead of hammers to hit … Continue reading

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