When students are sight-reading, why should they learn to keep their eyes up and on the page and not on their fingers or the piano keys? There are a lot of reasons, but one of my favorites is that it increases fluency in reading music. Read on to learn how to help kids and beginners … Read More about Basketball Dribble Specs in Piano Lessons? Yes Please!
In recent months, I’ve heard a lot of teachers discussing and wondering how to help students play with emotion and feel their performances to create something magical. I wondered that myself for a very long time, and during my early years of teaching, I said things such as, “Play with feeling” or “Play with emotion” … Read More about Three Rules for A Magical, Musical, Moving Performance
This post originally appeared at my original Plucky Pianista blog in December 2013, and is featured as part of “The Top Influential Piano Blogs You Should Be Reading” at Digital Piano Review Guide. The post has been revisited, refreshed, and revamped to bring you even more tips for accompanists! This post contains affiliate links. For more information, read the disclosure statement here. … Read More about Accompanying 101: 10 Tips for Beginning Accompanists
Creating word art gifts for students is not a new idea. However, the idea continues to circulate because, well, it’s a terrific gift idea! It’s quick, easy, and you can customize the gift for each individual student. The best part? You can do this for each student for the cost of a photo frame! I … Read More about Create Quick & Easy Word Art Gifts for Your Students
Who loves GarageBand for iPad! Me, me, me! I started using it recently in my studio, and once I learned how easy it is to use, I wanted to share with you what I’ve learned so you and your students can enjoy the benefits too! I have been using the preset instruments (GarageBand refers to … Read More about GarageBand 101: How to Create Quick & Easy Recordings on Your iPad