April 22, 2019

1. Point out what a student is doing well. When a student is pouring their time and energy into a song, scale or other technique exercise,I find that it is important to acknowledge the work they have put in so far. Students need to know what they are doing well in orde...

April 9, 2019

My students are often capable of more than they are ready to give themselves credit for. It's easy to underestimate your abilities, especially when you are new to music or are struggling through a difficult piece. Sometimes you have to be shown your own greatness. You...

June 28, 2018

"Sightreading" means "to play at first sight." It's important that pianists be able to play music well the first time they encounter it. This is a skill that must be developed early on in a pianists journey and maintained throughout. 

I provide my students with sight-re...

June 25, 2018

Nerves can be your best friend or your worst enemy as a pianist. Performing takes a lot of energy which can be derived from "nerves." As adrenaline surges through your system, you can learn to harness that energy for an electric performance. 

Unharnessed, that energy ma...

April 7, 2018

The early stages of musical development are the ripest for cultivating a musical pianist. Young students especially need to experience rhythm by doing. This involves movement, conducting, and listening etc.

Singing is a key component because it engages the mind to follo...

January 28, 2018

Hey everyone! I’m so excited to kick off this new blog with you guys! I plan to write about the in’s and out’s of teaching piano and the exciting adventures of each and every day.

That’s all for now!

Amy

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