The Benefits of Summer Lessons

During the summer break a good majority of my students take the summer off. For the most part in my own studies I have taken the summer off myself. Here are some reasons why students take summer lessons. Seven Reasons to Take Piano Lessons in the Summer

Tips to Aid Memorization

Memorizing pieces has always been a struggle for me. I have students who have things memorized after only a few run-throughs. Just last week I had a Level 5 student say to me let me play it once with the book and I’ll have it memorized, sure enough that’s exactly what happened. What he has […]

Coping with Performance Anxiety

I have tried to be honest about the fact that I struggle with performance anxiety. It is something that I am continually working on and am always searching for new techniques to help me and my students. I think at a certain age we become aware and concerned about what other people think. The best thing […]

Theory – Online Tool

For any musician to excel I believe music theory is imperative, not an option. A little tool I think can be helpful to the beginner on up is the website musictheory.net This site offers Lessons, Exercises and Tools to assist students with their questions during those moments when we may not be available and the […]

Got a Question? Share it!

Here is a section that I can see becoming active and very helpful to everyone. When you have a question about – well, just about anything music – I encourage you to drop me a line through our contact page. How important is practicing every day? Is there any correlation between music therapy and illness? […]

Can Music Help You Sleep?

On the popular website WebMD writer Bob Barnett investigates the rumor that Music can help you sleep. The Verdict: Certain music may indeed help you catch better Z’s Barnett’s article opens by saying: “Yes, there is data that suggests that music can help people fall asleep,” says Michael Breus, Ph.D., upwave sleep expert and author […]