"That which we persist in doing becomes easier, not that the task itself has become easier, but that our ability to perform it has improved." -Ralph Waldo Emerson One of my very favorite parts of teaching piano is being a part of a process. I love the progression of music from too hard to easy. Many times, I've experienced the feeling of thinking music was too difficult for me to … [Read more...] about Practice Tips Series – Intro
Not a house moving day, just a blog moving day! Thanks for visiting Pianissimo, my very piano blog. If you're a piano student, piano teacher, piano parent, or piano lover, I hope you'll drop by often and join the piano chatter! … [Read more...] about Moving Day!
Since my studio grew quite a bit this year, I wanted to have an informal recital opportunity that served two purposes. First, I wanted my students to have a chance to get to know each other in a fun setting and second, I wanted to give students a chance to get the hang of performing before our bigger recital at the end of the school year. In March, we had our Music With Friends recital here at … [Read more...] about Music With Friends
My students have been working with Captain Crescendo to develop their Rocking Rhythm super powers this semester. I had been brainstorming a way for students to practice rhythm drills during Piano Lessons/Lab. Originally I envisioned printing out rhythm sheets and having students work independently with a metronome and tap out rhythms. However, this lacked the accountability that most students … [Read more...] about App Review: Rhythm Sight Reading Trainer
Captain Crescendo and his dog, Click, have been helping my piano students work on their musical super powers this year. Students have been earning points and filling their Super Power Meter. So far we've been focusing on our Terrific Theory and Stellar Sight Reading super powers. This semester we're going to master our Superb Scales and Rocking Rhythm! … [Read more...] about Meet Captain Crescendo
Kindermusik is a fun music and movement program for children ages newborn and up. New classes start the week of January 14, 2013. Sign up by clicking the purple button to the right or by emailing [email protected] Our Time - Wednesday at 10:00AM For 1.5 to 3 year olds . Our Time reflects the emotional foundations of school readiness and the latest research on music and early … [Read more...] about Sign Up Now for Kindermusik