Blog: All About Practice
This blog exists to help piano students and their parents to connect more between weekly lessons by providing resources and suggestions to improve practice productivity. We want to make how to practice more clear.
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KiddyKeys Classes are coming in October!
We’re so excited to announce that we will be offering KiddyKeys classes!
For many years, we’ve wanted to offer group classes, but it’s been hard to find a location and curriculum that works for us! Now with the addition of our location at Shepherd Road, we now have the space to bring this to you!
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Piano Practice is a sticky subject with most piano parents. Either they have it figured out or it is a source of frustration in their week. Fortunately, there are plenty of resources out there to help! One such resource is a book by my piano teacher friend, Tracy...read more
Myself AND my husband are both second-generation pianists. Both of our mothers are pianists - his mother can read, play, and arrange music (mostly hymns) and my mother plays by ear (mostly Southern Gospel). We knew it was likely that any children would follow our...read more
This week in Students & Practice: I have to say I am so proud of D - his lesson this week was phenomenal. Last week, we worked on technique. There is so much more to learning to play the piano than just conquering notes and rhythms. To sound pleasant to the ears, the...read more
Welcome to my blog, All About Practice! If you're here because of my Piano Bench Mag article, great! That means you must have liked it! 🙂 [If you want to read my Piano Bench Mag article from February 2017, subscribe to this monthly piano teaching digital magazine....read more
One of the biggest struggles with teaching younger students is simply the lack of motor skills. Through no fault of their own, young piano students cannot isolate fingers to play typical five-finger beginning piano music. If you have any doubt, try wiggling your ring...read more
Here are the metronome apps I currently use in lessons: Practice+ My favorite metronome app. Easy to find menu options for changing the time signature and subdivision Accent beat one option The sound choices are excellent, ranging from wood blocks, to analog, to...read more