A Family Affair: Why Piano Lessons Can Benefit The WHOLE Family

  We all know that piano lessons can help boost physical development for kids and we also know that playing piano can help keep an adults brain active.   Research shows that kids as little as four years old can enjoy a lifetime advantage from timely exposure to guitar, piano, singing and other kinds of…

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The Best Summer Time Movies On Amazon Prime

Summer is almost over. I know. It’s sad.  And I’ve spent most of it working!   I’m about to take an emergency vacay, which I desperately need and you better believe I WILL be watching some of my favorite Summer time movies.   I have all the streaming services pretty much… Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon…

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Why I Stopped Obsessing About Practice… and How It Helped Me

If you want to improve at anything, you MUST work at it.    That is an absolute truth. And I definitely believe that you should work super crazy hard to achieve your dreams. And if one of those dreams is playing the piano, then you cannot avoid practice.    When I was a high school student, I coasted…

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Improv School: How To Improvise With Another Musician

  Ok everyone.   Let’s make some music together!   One of my favorite things to do is play music with others. It’s really one of the greatest gifts of music. Yes, you can play solo if you want to, but playing music with others can be SO fun.   So let’s get started.  …

Lessons On Patience

Lessons On Patience From A Full Time Piano Teacher

A lot of people comment on how patient I must be in order to be a piano teacher.   Well. It’s true. You have to be patient to teach any musical instrument. But patience is not a natural thing for me. It took a lot of practice and patience with myself to make this a… natural trait.…

terms every adult piano beginner needs to know

Terms Every Piano Beginner Needs To Know

Music is a language, that’s for sure.   But it’s different from languages like English, Spanish, Chinese, Pig Latin, etcetera etcetera. It’s mathematical and symbolic and it also includes a vocabulary list.   Having to memorize all those secret codes we call “notes” as well as math formulas we call “harmony” can be so overwhelming.…