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Teaching Kids How To Read Music Using Solfège, Hand Signs & Kinesthetic Learning

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Teaching young kids to read music is quite a challenge.  I approach through a long process of micro-steps.  It’s the reverse of peeling an onion.  It’s a layering technique of building up from tiny kernels of understanding, expanding outwards. The first lessons are always performance focused – get them excited about playing a song!  It’s fun...

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The Everlasting Positive Effects of Music Lessons

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It seems every year there’s a new study that confirms the positive benefits of music lessons in early childhood.  This one has some great findings: From the NY Times Well Blog: By PERRI KLASS, M.D. When children learn to play a musical instrument, they strengthen a range of auditory skills. Recent studies suggest that these benefits extend all through life, at...

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What Music Should My Child Be Listening To?

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A Playlist for Young Music Students – or anyone who appreciates a wide eclectic listening palette. I hope you are having a super summer and getting some much needed recharging. As you know, listening to quality music is one of the most important parts of being a music student. Hearing comes before sight as well as our ability to talk.  Music is a language and...

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Summer 2012 Music Lessons still available

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If you are interested in piano, guitar, strumstick, ukelele, voice, songwriting and music theory lessons this summer, there are still slots available.  The summer lesson schedule runs 6 weeks from July 9 through August 16 Monday through Thursdays.  There are morning and afternoon sessions.  Lessons are $60 each or $330 for the full 6 weeks. Contact me if you are...

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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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