Tips & Ideas

08/05/2020 - 12:42pm EDT by
Steven Saulls
PRACTICING General Guidelines 1. HAVE A SPECIAL TIME set aside each day for your practice session. The more consistent you are in the time of day and amount of practice, the more... Read More
01/09/2018 - 7:27pm EST by
Celeste .
My students usually say we practice "to make perfect" or "to get better". I practice because it's fun! If I can make time to practice, then I have a life filled with music, and that's the life that... Read More
02/06/2017 - 3:20am EST by
Andy Wasserman
Start by identifying which of these subjects interests you. Look online for software that is compatible with your computer (Mac or PC). Most software tools have a free version that you can try out... Read More
03/07/2016 - 12:46pm EST by
John O'Keefe
When taking Piano Lessons, students can be Challenged to set goals and given the tools to evaluate progress and meet those goals on their own. Studies have shown this benefits both children and... Read More
03/28/2015 - 5:55pm EDT by
Daron Aric Hagen
About fifteen years ago, I ceased teaching composition pupils in a traditional academic setting. Of course, I still give private lessons and master classes, but faculty meetings and curriculum... Read More
09/02/2014 - 12:14pm EDT by
Amy Beshara
To get the most out of your investment in private music lessons, it is crucial to include "musical input" in your every day life. Musical input is simply listening to music! -Listening to... Read More
07/13/2013 - 10:09am EDT by
Ghenady Meirson
Greatness lives and shines in live performances. I am a fan of "live" both in concerts and recorded live. The word 'authenticity' is big and overused. Without getting philosophical, it is a huge... Read More
05/21/2013 - 1:37am EDT by
Beverly Holt Guth
There are way too many myths about making music for an audience! Most performers seem to think that a profound performance came about by luck. I don't think so! We should always plan adequate... Read More
03/12/2013 - 3:13pm EDT by
Ghenady Meirson
Here is a rare footage of the great violinist Jascha Heifetz at the piano, yes at the piano, accompanying his student in a Bach concerto in A minor. This film clip is from the series of violin... Read More
02/28/2013 - 11:29am EST by
Ghenady Meirson
Be inspired. I've known Joyce since she was an opera student at AVA. She heard plenty of NOs then, but knew she could learn. She heard lots of NOs thereafter, for the next eight years or so, but... Read More

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