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Kids Discover Music Careers – Part 1 – Piano Accompanist

Has your child always wondered about what it would be like to have a music career?  Have they wondered how to pursue these different careers and what steps to take to get there?  In this 7 part series, we will be taking a closer look at what it is really like to pursue music as a career.  In today’s post, we will be exploring all things that go into being a piano accompanist.     1. […]

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5 Reasons Your Child Needs to Take my Online Piano Course

When I started learning piano, the only option back in the 80’s was in person lessons.  My teachers were amazing and I learned so much from them and loved teaching my own piano students face to face.  Nothing will ever replace that teacher to student interaction.  I am simply trying to give you another option for learning.  It is simply amazing to me that in the day and age we live in, not only can […]

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3 Fun Ways Piano Student’s can Practice Curving their Fingers

One of the hardest concepts to teach and for piano student’s to learn is how to curve their fingers.  It is a challenge because children don’t understand why it’s so important and curving our fingers doesn’t come naturally.  Curving the fingers is important because as lessons progress and the piano repertoire gets harder, correct technique makes a world of difference.  The fingers are able to move with more ease and have greater touch control when […]

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Is My Child Musically Gifted?

Is my child musically gifted?  Should my child take music lessons?  What if my child isn’t performing to their potential? I have been asked these questions over the years by so many parents.  Music should be taught to every child, regardless of their natural talent or ability.  There is musical talent built into every single child, whether it is playing the maraca or performing a piano sonata.  There are some children though, just like any […]

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When Quitting Piano Lessons is OK

“I’m thinking about quitting piano lessons.”  Have you ever heard your child say this sentence to you?  I have had parents say things to me like “my child wants to quit piano and I don’t want them to”, or “if I let them quit they will regret it one day”, or even “how to I get them to practice more”. Have you ever said these things to your child’s piano teacher or just thought them […]

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How to Practice Piano in a Noisy Home

How to practice piano in a noisy home.  Gosh…I wish I had given myself this advice when I was younger.  Growing up, I was the only one out of my sisters and I who took piano lessons.  I was also the most introverted of us all and therefore needed quiet.  Well, guess what.  If you’ve grown up with siblings, there will be no quiet time…EVER.  Finding the quiet time to practice with a dog barking, […]

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Home is where the music is. Learn it. Live it. Love it.

Learn music at home…in YOUR home.  In this post I will give you tips to teach music to your children in your own home. In college, I was so excited to graduate and begin teaching music.  I had a desire to teach at a school that didn’t have a music program.  Well, lo and behold, the only job that opened up for me to start in the middle of the school year was a school […]

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