As we begin thinking about personal resolutions for the new year, we might also want to think about resolutions we might need to make as a piano teacher. The Clavier Companion blog is featuring an article I recently wrote for them entitled, “Are You a Workaholic Piano Teacher?” If you are like me, you probably immediately answer, “No!” to this question. But, take a […]
I can’t believe that in my previous post, To Give or Not to Give Makeup Lessons, I forgot to mention one of the ways I most often ”makeup” lessons for students! I just revised the article, so if you’d like to see the other option, please see #8 on that post.
Guess post by Bradley Sowash- composer, jazz pianist, educator, and author
I tell all my students that there are two ways to do music full time:
1. Specialist – Be among the best in the world at some aspect of music. This is the rarest professional path.
2. Generalist – Have a wide range of skills. Good readers should know how to improvise, performers need to also […]
I am a woman of many interests. Most of these interests have to do with creating things, but in the past I have had a hard time prioritizing these interests. The main reason was because I was just having too much fun creating new things! A lot of the resources from Wendy’s Piano Studio (flashcards, games, theory worksheets, etc.) are testament to […]
Few books have influenced my creativity and productivity more than Twyla Tharp’s The Creative Habit. There is so much to glean from this book that you may weary of me referencing it. However, I have accomplished more than I thought possible in the last year after implementing many of her suggestions.
I love my new Moleskine Pocket Music Notebook. It is the perfect size for a purse or pocket and I love the elastic band that keeps the notebook closed. I use it to sketch melodies and take notes on creativity or jot down ideas. My only difficulty is the pronunciation which I discovered […]