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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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Inversions

Are you familiar with chord inversions?  The concept of flipping a chord around into different positions is a fundamental concept in music theory.  However, did you know that chord inversions are great ways to practice fingering in warm-ups, and also … Continue reading

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Really, its not my fault!

My students think it is sort of funny that I let them “cheat” in their music lessons.  By “cheating,” I tell them I want them to use any resource available to learn their music properly while they are practicing.  Learning … Continue reading

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Can you pat your head, rub your tummy and count to 10 backwards?

If you can then maybe you may want to consider learning this awesome piece.  Organists need to be able to multi-task, and this piece is one of the best examples I have seen.  Watch this and you’ll go back to … 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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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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