Obstacles Students Face in Piano Lessons

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It can be really discouraging to students when they face obstacles in studying piano. Let’s face it, learning to play an instrument can be very difficult! There’s a lot of time and energy involved, and many times there are things that can get in the way of progress. But, it … Read More

Questions Parents Should Ask about Practicing

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There are a lot of questions that parents should ask their teacher when their child is taking piano lessons. Particularly, when it comes to helping their student’s practice at home. Here are a few questions about practicing that you should consider asking your child’s teacher: How long should my child … Read More

What is it about music that moves us?

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What is it about music that moves us? This is the age-old question. Certainly, music speaks to hearts the way that nothing else does. It has the ability to change lives. Isn’t that interesting? Something that is just calculated sounds projected through different objects has the capability of completely changing … Read More

3 Basic Things Students Forget

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When a student begins lessons, there are many basic fundamentals that they learn.  These things set the foundation for a life-long adventure with the piano. While some basic things are easily remembered by students, sometimes it is very helpful to be reminded of basic, fundamental things. Here are 3 basic … Read More

Quick Guide: Learning Styles

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Learning styles. Do you know which one your child prefers? You should!  As a matter of fact, all students need to know their learning styles, too! According to Dictionary.com, a learning style is “an individual’s mode of gaining knowledge, esp. a preferred or best method.” There are three different learning … Read More

I Put a Spell on You: Emotion in Music

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Humans are emotional beings, and somehow music stirs up emotion within us. There is something about the combination of the elements of music (i.e. rhythm, harmony, melody, texture, etc.) that creates an amazing avenue of expression for us.  So, how does it all work? What if we could easily unlock … Read More

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