A few months ago, I shared how to make a little practice counter out of beads and string. Today, I have a bigger version to show you that is made from wooden pieces. It is really simple to make and it's a great practice tool. This would be an easy gift for teachers to make for students, an activity for a group class or an at-home project for parents and students to do together. You … [Read more...] about Make Your Own Practice Counter – Larger Version
You may have heard me mention flowkey before. It's a really awesome app that teaches you how to play the piano. (You can read my review of it here.) I don't usually endorse apps that could take the place of a real live piano teacher, but I've found that flowkey is a great tool for piano teachers to incorporate into piano lessons. And, I realize it's not always feasible for adults to work piano … [Read more...] about Interview with Flowkey CEO Jonas Gößling
Summer is such a fun time of the year! There are camps, vacations, trips to the pool, longer days, looser schedules, more time with friends and family and generally less work and more play. All of these things are great for kids and so necessary for them to unwind from a school year and recharge for the next. But, it's still important to keep a bit of structure in their lives! I always … [Read more...] about How To Keep Your Child’s Piano Skills Sharp In The Summer
Today, I want to highlight a practice tip that is beneficial for everyone: all ages, all levels, all abilities, all instruments! It might seem like common sense, but repetition in practice is one of the very best ways to succeed! Repetition in practice will absolutely look different for different people, but the idea is the same. You simply have to repeat something over and over to get … [Read more...] about Make The Most Of Your Practice Routine With This Simple Technique
I'm in the process to moving all of my photos to a new home. In the meantime, most of them aren't showing up on the blog! Sorry for the inconvenience! SaveSave … [Read more...] about Pardon The Dust!
Today I want to show you how to make a handy little gadget to help with piano practice. This practice counter is a great way to help students keep track of repetitions of practice. I'm sure you could find many other uses for it at the piano. This practice counter uses 10 beads that are strung in a way where the bead stays in it's position until you are ready to slide it over. The idea is … [Read more...] about How To Make Your Own Piano Practice Counter