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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“Music should never be harmless.” — Robbie Robertson Feel free to download and share this quote or image.

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App Review: Musiclock

I’m excited to write this app review, because it is one of the most well-designed and useful apps I’ve come across lately! Musiclock is a $2.99 app for iPad and iPhone that provides a variety of backing tracks intended to be used while practicing scales or improvising. The first step is to select a scale. The scale choices are: major, […]

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Christmas Piano Duet Recommendations

Hello, friends! My piano teacher friend, Susan West, and I have been busy practicing a selection of Christmas duets in order to perform them for a handful of local events during this December. Susan was kind enough to join me for today’s video to share a peek at the books we are using this year for our duet repertoire. Check […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” — Mahatma Gandhi Feel free to download and share this quote or image.

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Teaching Tool Review: Wright Way Note Finder

When I am teaching piano, one of the teaching tools I use frequently is the Wright Way Note Finder (find it on Amazon). I love this tool because it is useful for building a stronger sense of staff-to-keyboard correlation in students in just a few minutes’ time during lessons. Watch the video below to learn more about […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.” — Anatole France Feel free to download and share this quote or image.

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Monday Broadcast: Piano Lesson Time Management — Thinking Holistically

Greetings! During today’s live broadcast via Periscope, we discussed possible time management solutions for in-lesson time with students. If you are like me, I’m sure there are many, many times when you wish there was more time during each weekly lesson! It often feels like it is a challenge to fit everything into a 30-, […]

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Monday Broadcast: Eye Gaze During Piano Playing

Greetings! During today’s live broadcast via Periscope, we discussed the role of the direction of our gaze during piano playing, and what strategies we can use with our students to help them use their eyes to become better sight-readers, memorizers, and more. Please enjoy watching the video conversation below. By the way, there was a bit of a […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” — B.B. King Feel free to download and share this quote or image.

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Monday Broadcast: Knowing When To Move On To A New Piece

Greetings! During today’s live broadcast via Periscope, we discussed a question sent in by Sarah Arnold: How do we decide when to move on to a new piece with a student? Here is the video conversation: All past broadcasts are here: ColorInMyPiano.com/live/. To watch future broadcasts live, download the free Periscope app (for iOS or Android) and hop […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“We can teach from our experience, but we cannot teach experience.” — Sasha Azevedo Feel free to download and share this quote or image.

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How To Organize Your Music Library

Yesterday, I created my first live broadcast video for the blog. A big thank you to those who watched the broadcast live within Periscope (for iOS or Android) — I appreciate your support! There are a few technology kinks I need to get used to; nevertheless, I had a blast! :) Below, you can watch the video recording of our […]

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