Flowkey is one of my favorite online tools that I recommend to help people learn piano. It is an interactive app that has tutorials for hundreds of piano songs in all levels as well as online courses for beginning pianists. I've written a bit about flowkey before. You can read my full review of it here and an interview with the creator here. Today I want to share some ideas and resources … [Read more...] about A Beginner’s Guide To Flowkey
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
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!
My kids just finished up their year of preschool. We're super excited about summer and all of the fun activities that it brings. But, suddenly, we've lost the rhythm and routine of our normal schedule. When we have long days at home, I always try to break up the day with a few activities, whether we're out and about or just in our living room. Music activities are always a … [Read more...] about Preschool Music At Home On Long Summer Days
When many people become interested in learning the piano, whether young or old, there's usually a hint of fear, nervousness or uncertainty about trying something new. As a piano teacher, one of my biggest goals is to help people feel successful and comfortable every step of the way. Really, there's absolutely nothing to worry about when learning the piano! It's always admirable to learn a new … [Read more...] about How To Succeed At The Piano – Advice From The Pros
As a piano teacher, I buy a lot of sheet music! I try to keep a lot of books on hand for students who are ready for new books. And of course, we're always on the search for new music to learn! Here are my 3 favorite sheet music sources. Local Music Store I try to support my local music store as much as I can. A brick and mortar music store is the only way to browse sheet music and have contact … [Read more...] about The Best Places To Buy Sheet Music