From June, 2016

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 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 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.…