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Play Piano For Kids, Volume 1 iPad interactive book app is now available

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As many of you know, I’ve been working hard on an interactive iPad iBook for quite some time.  Today Play Piano For Kids, Volume 1 (Penguins Don’t Play Piano, But You Can!) is officially live in 32 countries around the world in the Apple iTunes Bookstore.  It’s on sale for the next week for only 99 cents after which it will go up to $6.99.  Pleases...

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Winter Recital 2012 Success!

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It was a great recital last Saturday at the Carroll Gardens Library in Brooklyn.  With 30 students performing and a house of over 100 guests, we had a lovely time and everyone did their best.  Thanks again to all the parents, grandparents, friends and family who came to show their support, love and appreciation of our young performers!  And special thanks to Jeff...

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Summer Music Lessons

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This summer, I’ll be teaching a 5 week session from July 5 through August 6. If you are an existing student and would like to continue at your regular time, please let me know ASAP.   I will be teaching private 30 minute lessons and, if enough interest, small group lessons of not more than 3 students. The cost for the summer private sessions is $260 275, and...

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Glenn Gould’s Finger Tapping Exercise for Piano Technique

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Many of you are struggling with playing cleanly and smoothly. This simple technique can help you to relax your fingers to pay more fluidly. Developed by Glenn Gould’s mentor and longtime teacher Chilean pianist Alberto Guerrero, it aims to retain a relaxed muscle memory. You can learn more about this in the wonderful documentary Genius Within: The Inner Life...

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Jan 22, 2011 Winter Music Recital

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We’ll be having our recital at the Carroll Gardens branch of the Brooklyn Public Library on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 2pm. The space looks nice and they even have a grand piano – though so out of tune it is unusable! It’s located at the corner of Clinton and Union Streets.  The recital, as always, is free, and open to the public, so come early...

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How To Read Music: Rhythm using Stick Notation

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When teaching to read traditional music notation, I separate the 2 parts of pitch and rhythm.  Rhythm is easy to teach using stick notation. [update-12-3-12] Stick notation is taking traditional notes and removing the note-head.  The note-head is the round dot at the bottom of the stick.  The dot is placed on the 5 lines of the staff and depending on where it is,...

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Music lessons & effects on the brain

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EVANSTON, Ill., July 21 (UPI) — Musical instruction can “prime” the brain to improve human skills in language, speech, memory and attention, U.S. researchers say. A study at Northwestern University found the effects of musical training on the nervous system can build meaningful patterns important to all types of learning, ScienceDaily.com reported...

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Register for Fall Music Lessons

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We’re moving to a semester-based system with Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer sessions. Fall 2010 semester is now open for registration.  It runs 11 weeks from September 7 through November 18 and costs $475. All lessons are 30 minute private lessons and will be scheduled after receipt of payment and registering on the website. Please register...

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John Lennon’s Imagine

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This is from a concert at Madison Square Garden in 1972.  Essential listening for anyone! Imagine there’s no Heaven It’s easy if you try No hell below us Above us only sky Imagine all the people Living for today Imagine there’s no countries It isn’t hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion too Imagine all the people Living life...

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Video from our Spring Music Recital

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Last Saturday’s Spring Recital was a great success and I am so proud of all of my students! Performing in public is a skill that only a small minority of people in this world have developed a comfort and ability with.  It is such a huge accomplishment even to get up onstage and then to perform a piece that they’ve worked hard on for months.   You as...

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