Lesson Tips

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
12/12/2017 - 5:47pm EST by
Lauren Kelly
1.KEEP IT FUN Always try to keep it fun. Music is a wonderful activity. Try to avoid any negative feelings on what the young pianist is working on as this will directly effect his/her progress and in... Read More
08/15/2017 - 4:14pm EDT by
Sharon Lesley
If you think you can remember everything your private teacher tells you during your lessons, think again! When I was in music school, my private teacher required that I tape my lessons and listen... 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
10/28/2015 - 1:32pm EDT by
Jerry La Rosa
1. FIRST LESSON-BEFORE YOU EVEN PUT YOUR HANDS ON THE KEYBOARD…Look at your hands. The thumbs are number 1. Proceed in order of 1, 2, 3 ,4 and 5. Notice how this order naturally provides motion in... 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
07/05/2014 - 3:53pm EDT by
Edwin Itoh
If the guitar had only one string, it would be quite easy to understand the mechanics of the guitar fretboard. It would be laid out just like a piano, where the further to the right you go, the... Read More
01/19/2014 - 9:24pm EST by
Barbette Falk
Warming up will ready you for meatier things to come in your musical making experience! Practice long tones, scales and etudes slowly using lots of air BEFORE playing tunes and songs/pieces.... 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

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