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THE CASE FOR INVOLUNTARY MUSIC LESSONS

It has taken me years to come to grips with this, but I think I am finally ready to admit it and begin the healing process—I was a victim of involuntary music lessons. Yes, that’s right, my mean, unbending parents forced me (against my will) to learn the essential...

How to Practice Effectively

This article can be found at this blog address: Musical ResourcesAnd here's a note for piano parents who aren't necessarily musicians themselves: One sure-fire way to tell if your kid is practicing correctly is to notice whether he or she keeps playing the piece over...

How to Help a Child with Piano Practice

This article can be found at  Musical Resources   Practice Makes ... Permanent.We all know that practicing is key to learning to play the piano. But here's what most of us don't know: there are good ways to practice and bad ways to practice, and if you aren't...

The Truth About Piano Lessons

Here is the link to the blog where this article can be found Musical Resources A piano teacher looks at what it takes to succeed in music, why parents should care, and what they can do to help their kids.   Dear Piano Parents:You're probably getting mailings right now...

Six Golden Rules for Conquering Performance Anxiety

I have several students who have such fear and anxiety about performing. I found this article that may help.  David Leisner by David LeisnerReprinted by permission of the American String Teachers Association, copyright 1995, first printed in American String Teacher,...

Performance Anxiety

This website, The Musician's Way is an excellent resource for ALL aspects of performing. - Become a successful Musician the Musicians Way.

Tips for Playing Duets

Duet-playing is one of the most gratifying rewards of playing the piano. There's one piano/four hands (two players on one piano), two pianos four hands (two players, each with a piano), one piano/six hands (three players on one piano - - rather crowded), three...

15 Ways to Fill Your Child’s Piano Practice Tank

These are some great ideas to help your child with practicing at home. This article is found on http://www.teachpianotoday.com/2013/10/02/15-ways-to-fill-your-childs-piano-practice-tank/ Share This With Your Piano Families and Let the Fun Begin! Your child has a piano...