January 01, 2017
Let me begin by saying that I completely respect a parent’s authority and (as a parent myself) that a parent’s decision is absolute; however, I would like to challenge the idea that ceasing lessons is the best answer to academic “rough spots.” Music is Education Music lessons are too often ranked low on the totem […]
February 23, 2016
You just had a great lesson, and are packing up to leave your teacher’s studio when he/ she says those all-important, gut-wrenching words: “Practice a lot this week!” Good practicing habits are difficult to form, especially if you’ve heard the saying, “Practice makes perfect,” which is not true! Practice doesn’t make perfect- it makes permanent. […]
July 25, 2015
Completing the Circuit Every so often, a parent of a student will make a comment or ask a question that just sticks with you. For me, that happened as I was getting ready to write this post. I casually mentioned my topic of choice which, up until I spoke with this parent, was going to […]
July 13, 2015
Music is a language and to be fluent in any language the skills of conversation, reading and writing, are non-negotiable.
June 22, 2015
Always remember the importance of your art, make it a priority, and live a little.
May 14, 2015
Practice is essential to learning music — and anything else, for that matter.
April 02, 2015
Parents are the key to succeeding during the six days between lessons.
March 18, 2015
The trick is to get the maximum from the minimum – to put the least amount of effort into something and experience the optimal results.
January 19, 2015
75% of the performance lies in the preparation.
July 30, 2014
One lesson that I drill home to all of my music students is the importance of being prepared.