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4 Books On Living A Creative & Inspiring Life

There’s an elephant in the room everywhere I go. I don’t know if everyone feels it, but I do. Every one I come in contact with, whether it’s a friend or a colleague or a clerk at the grocery store, I can feel it. I want to say something, but in polite society, you don’t…

How To Save Money On Piano Lessons: 6 Ways

Piano lessons are expensive. Even if you have a student-teacher who charges half the going rate, it’s still quite an investment to make each month. Here are some surprising (and not so surprising) ways to save money.   1. Know what you want to learn.    Most students jump into piano lessons because they simply…

Craft a Creative Practice Session

WHAT is the biggest hurdle piano students have to overcome? It isn’t reading sixteenth notes and it isn’t playing scales with both hands. It’s developing a good practice. Usually your teacher will tell you to practice, but so many of us forget to tell you how to practice. Don’t be mad at us… it’s just been a long…

What is the Adult Piano Student’s Greatest Obstacle?

TIME. That’s all.   After 10 years of teaching both children and adults, I can confidently tell you it simply isn’t true when people say adults can’t learn to play piano. I’ve taught lots of adults to play and in fact, they tend to learn much faster than children! With their long history of learning, adult brains…