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

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Why Every Child Should Learn Music With Tips, Strategies and Resources

Why Every Child Should Learn Music With Tips, Strategies and Resources

By on Oct 8, 2013 in Teaching Methods | 0 comments

We had a lovely Parents Curriculum Meeting this morning. It was wonderful to see so many of you.  Here’s a summary of what we covered. The Benefits of Music Lessons My philosophy of teaching music is to impart an enjoyment, appreciation and ability to create and perform music while having fun. I don’t expect all my students to become professional...

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

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

By on Nov 29, 2012 in Music Lesson, Teaching Methods | 2 comments

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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Winter Recital 2012 Success!

By on Jan 30, 2012 in Announcements | 0 comments

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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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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