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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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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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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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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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