Nothing but Net

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Sorry it’s been awhile, but the semester’s recitals are over, so let the writing resume!  Let’s talk about accuracy:

Let’s face it, accurate playing is important.  And let’s be honest, when we tell students “the audience didn’t notice,” we’re lying.  Big time.  Audiences DO notice!  They might not recognize that a particular note was . . . → Read More: Nothing but Net

A Lesson from Ballet Class, Part 1

Being a piano teacher, most of my work is after school hours, so in the mornings, I’ve taken a job accompanying ballet classes at the local university.  It’s been a fascinating experience, and I wanted to share some things that I think have some relevance to the piano lesson.

Ballet classes are typically structured in . . . → Read More: A Lesson from Ballet Class, Part 1

Piano Playing – in 3D!

Two things inspired this post:

The first is Concert Hands, a completely ridiculous piece of technology that you strap on to your wrists and hands to help you learn to play.  (Seriously, watch the video, it’s hilarious!)

The second is a description of a teaching technique in Julie Knerr’s excellent article on elementary technique in . . . → Read More: Piano Playing – in 3D!