I suppose it’s about time I said something about sight-reading. I’ve actually thought a lot about it over the last several years – it’s a hot topic for piano teachers, and plenty of ink and air has been spent on it in magazines and at conferences.
The best article in recent memory is Kenneth Saxon’s . . . → Read More: The Holy Grail of Piano Teaching
We all know that part of good technique involves arm weight. At elementary levels, the “Heavy Wet Ropes” exercises in the Piano Adventures Technique and Artistry books can help students get a feel for this, but I’ve been thinking about my intermediate and advanced students, wondering how I can get the idea across and keep . . . → Read More: Leading the Horse to Arm Weight