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The Everlasting Positive Effects of Music Lessons

By on Sep 12, 2012 in Blog, News | 0 comments

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?

By on Jul 26, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

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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A Typical Music Lesson – My Approach to Teaching

By on Nov 21, 2011 in Announcements, Blog, Teaching Methods | 0 comments

Apologies for the site being down all of last week.  But we’re back!  Here’s a quick update and enjoy the week off for Thanksgiving!   As many of you know, in each of my lessons, my aim is to address 3 main areas: repertoire, reading and music theory. Repertoire This is building up a collection of pieces that your child can play from memory and...

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Why Music Recitals Are Like Life Skills 101

By on Jun 15, 2011 in Blog, Teaching Methods | 0 comments

Or things I wish I knew when I was 8 years old… We had such a great recital last Saturday and it made me think of how important these events are for so many reasons. Deadlines Recitals are like so many things in life. It’s a due date when you need to really know something well and you need to show it in public, in this case 100 of your friends, families and...

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Glenn Gould’s Finger Tapping Exercise for Piano Technique

By on Feb 9, 2011 in Blog, Music Lesson, Teaching Methods | 0 comments

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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Winter Music Recital 2011 – Pictures and Video

By on Jan 26, 2011 in Announcements, Blog, News | 0 comments

What a great success our Winter Music Recital was last Saturday!  I hope you all celebrated the great achievements of your children.  No matter if they played some notes that were not intended, the entire process of going on stage, in public, in a crowded room of at least 80 people, and performing the piece they practiced for months – priceless! I noticed many...

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