Life skills through music lessons for kids 4+ in Park Slope & surrounding neighborhoods of Brooklyn, NY

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

By on May 21, 2012 in Announcements, Music Lesson, News, Teaching Methods | 0 comments

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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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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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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Free Piano Checklist for Beginners

By on Jun 3, 2010 in Blog, Music Lesson, Teaching Methods | 0 comments

Many of my students have been forgetting some of the basics around technique.  Here’s a handy chart that you can post by the piano or on the first page of your music notebook.  Probably the most important one I’m finding is sitting the proper distance away from the piano.  Many kids like to sit almost with their bellies touching the piano.  This makes it...

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