Tag Archives: music education

Posture

  As we’ve started working on our warm-ups, one of the first areas of focus is our posture.  Here are some of the tips we are working on.  Please feel free to add your favorite posture tips in the comment … Continue reading

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Using Media to Learn

Here’s a quick tip for a fun way to find new learning resources.  Spend some time on Pinterest!  There is a wealth of ideas out there on how to keep your study interesting. Try searching:  Piano lessons, piano apps, music … Continue reading

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My Country ‘Tis of Thee

Are you ready for a seasonal song?  Visit here to download a FREE beginners version of My Country ‘Tis of Thee.  (Check under free sheet music)  This particular arrangement is color coded for beginning chord students.  Here are some suggestions … Continue reading

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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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Music Power – Strengths and Limits

One of the things that really influenced the way I look at music was my grandmother’s constant reading and study about the effects of music and the brain.  Some things they knew about how music affected us were proved correct … 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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Practicing Tips – Top 10

Top 10 Practice Tips Before you practice, drink a glass of water and run around the block. Set a regular time and use it – don’t “cram.” Associate your practice time with something: ie. after breakfast, right before bed, at … Continue reading

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