Halloween Piano Performance Workshop

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Activities to Scare Away Stage Fright! The Addams Family and ‘Cups’ Rhythm Games + More A Halloween Recital Trick or Treat fun $5 fee (at the door – $10 per family cap) + 1 Bag of Trick or Treat candy per student (30 piece bag)  [contact-form][contact-field label='Name' type='name' required='1'/][contact-field label='Email' type='email' required='1'/][contact-field label=’GOING?’ type=’checkbox-multiple’ required=’1′ […]

Practice 101: Scrapping it All.

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A few weeks ago I penned the article I intended to post today. This morning, however, I scrapped it all.  I didn’t like it. It didn’t feel right.  It didn’t fit me; it didn’t fit my style. Sometimes, music is like this.  No matter how much I would like a student to learn a particular […]

Practice 101: Consistency & Responsibility

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I pillow my head at night with visions of students willingly practicing for hours at a time, each and every night. That’s right.  I’m dreaming. You may have heard it said, “Practice is a lonely task.” “A little encouragement goes a long way.” “Parents:  your role is to be present physically, mentally, emotionally as beginners […]

Igniting Passion

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Recently, I posed this question on social media: “What do you want to know about piano lessons?” This conversation began with another question, “How do you make a student practice?”   Quickly, however, the discussion spiraled into the topic of ‘igniting passion’ for playing the piano. One adult commented, “I think this is an age-old […]