Tag Archives: Family

Just for fun – young kids games

If you are looking for some mindless entertainment, Games for Girls has a collection of music themed games.  They have great color and graphics, but other than that they are pretty basic.  Here is one suggestion of a game that … Continue reading

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Can Harry Potter Play Piano?

I don’t think so, but Jarrod Radnich can.  Here is an awesome performance of a popular song.  Watching a performance is a great way to get yourself in the mood to practice.  Or even to reward yourself for a good … Continue reading

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Firework by Katy Perry

This month I worked with a lot of my teenage students to find “current” music that they wanted to learn to play.  It can be difficult to find pieces that excite them from a repertoire of classical music and traditional … Continue reading

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Hanon Exercises

I have mixed feelings about Hanon exercises.  I’m curious what other teachers have found, and how various students feel.  Here are my observations.  Feel free to comment. First, for some general background, here is the introduction by Wikipedia:The Virtuoso Pianist … Continue reading

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Be a Music Advocate

You probably already know that music is important to our society.  What we often struggle with is knowing what to do about it.  One great resource is the MENC website.  They have a lot of information about what is going … Continue reading

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Nine Blind Mice

Looking for a piece with universal appeal?   Try this one out.  We actually had a visitor to our home notice this on the piano and sit down and want to learn it.  After about 15 minutes of being totally absorbed … Continue reading

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Quick Tips for Parents

Are you a parent who wants to help your child succeed at lessons, but is not quite sure how to do it?  Here are 5 quick tips that will help you and your child succeed at the practice game. Have … Continue reading

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