Testimonials & Letters
When the Piano Lesson Honeymoon is Over: What Do We Do Next?
Nurturing the Piano Student's Creative Spirit
Beethoven Birthday Bash 2020!
Choosing a First Piano Teacher: Getting Your Children Off to a Solid, Joyful Start
Your child has shown an interest in music lately. You've bought or rented a piano, or have looked into doing so. And now your thoughts...
Practice Six, Rest One: An Ideal Weekly Routine for Piano Students
As a piano teacher, I am often asked how much a student should practice. The question can be thought of two ways: how many days a week to...
How Much Do Piano Lessons Cost?
Are you in the market for piano lessons and wondering what all the associated costs will be? Without going into specific dollar amounts,...
Piano Recitals --- Sweat, or Sweet?
Piano recitals --- those of us past or current students or performers have probably played in them at least once or three or ten times...
Short and Sweet: 5 Piano Excursions, Under 5 Minutes Each
What can you do in under five minutes? The list of possibilities is virtually limitless: brush your teeth wipe the kitchen counters send...
Ring Out the Old, and Usher In the New? Not So Fast...
It's that season . . . time to wrap up the old year and prepare for the new. We like to think ahead to future possibilities, don't we?...
Is It Time to Begin Piano Lessons?
The question is floated often: when is the right time to start piano lessons? The answers to the following questions can provide clues as...
Make Your Music Practice Sparkle, Part 2: Six Ways to Sharpen Your Music Reading
Part One of this series explored ways to enliven your piano tone---before even opening the music book. Now is the time to turn to those...
Make Your Music Practice Sparkle, Part 1: Before You Open the Book!
Have you attended a concert where the soloist dazzled the crowd? Flowing melodies, crisp rhythms, shimmering tone that swept you into a...
To Time, or Not to Time (Your Music Practice), That is the Question
There is a debate among independent music teachers about how long students should practice their instruments each day. It is part of a...