Learning music and learning to play an instrument is a long-haul activity. It’s like learning to read. When children start out learning to read, they must start with basic building blocks, learning the letters and letter combinations, and their sounds. Then, they slowly put together sounds to form words. When they begin to read sentences,Continue reading “Learning Music is Like Learning to Read”
I was talking to a student’s dad earlier today who wanted to make sure that his son, a beginner, was getting enough practicing done. Kuddos to this dad who is invested in his son’s musical education! The conversation inspired me to write this post and share my own thoughts about practicing, regarding both how muchContinue reading “What is the Best Practice Schedule?”
Playing the piano, or any instrument for that matter – including singing – is not just a fun skill to learn. Training in music is training in focus. Beginning musicians, of course, start out with just a few things to focus on. But as their capacity grows, they are able to focus on more. TheyContinue reading “It’s All About Focus”
Four reasons why piano students should learn to play scales!