Stopping Stopping

No, the title isn’t a typo. Today’s post is all about stopping stopping, or in other words, how to prevent pauses and hesitations when playing music. Frequently, after a student plays their piece for me, I will ask them what they thought of their performance. Students frequently point out note or rhythmic errors, or challenging … More Stopping Stopping

Books for beginners you probably haven’t heard about

This year, I’ve come across two different books for beginners that are innovative and target different kinds of beginner piano students. Both are relatively new, and I’ve been implementing them into my lessons with success! 1. Cougar’s Great Adventure This book is by Marianne Marusic, piano teacher, RCM Examiner, and founder of the Metropolitan School … More Books for beginners you probably haven’t heard about

Why I spend LESS time on the piano at the lesson

Over the past few years of teaching piano, I’ve noticed more and more the ADVANTAGES of spending LESS time at the piano during the piano lesson. Sounds counterintuitive, right? Here’s why students benefit from spending LESS time at the piano during the lesson: Most students start piano lessons because they want to ENJOY learning how … More Why I spend LESS time on the piano at the lesson