Our world has been forever altered by the COVID-19 pandemic. As the virus began to spread around the world, teachers have had to adjust their teaching methods. I have tried Google Hangouts, FaceTime, and Zoom, but my preferred platform is Zoom.
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 SchoolContinue reading “Books for beginners you probably haven’t heard about”
Recently there has been an article circling around on the Internet, posted by a disgruntled mother, who complained about the high costs of enrolling a child in music lessons. She states that the current going rate for a piano teacher is about $1 per minute, or $60/hr. Loggers make on average $16.83/hr, Physicists in universityContinue reading “The high cost of music – why music teachers are worth it”
This fall, I will be moving to Toronto as my husband studies for his PhD in Egyptology. This means i will no longer be teaching my faithful and wonderful piano students, whom I have grown to respect and adore. Instead, I will be heading east to the land of the highest building in North America,Continue reading “New Horizons”
As many of you are following the Olympic Games in London, you may have noticed athletes listening to music before their competition. According to the article below from the Vancouver Sun (I can confirm this from my personal experience), music can motivate or calm you: ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————– Michael Phelps of the U.S. listens to music asContinue reading “Music and the Olympics”
The article below is from a posting in Feb. 2012 by ABC News: Playing Music Protects Memory, Hearing, Brain Processing COLUMN by LEE DYE abcnews.go.com Feb. 1, 2012 — Study Gives First Concrete Proof Playing Instrument Helps ‘Neural Processing’ Want your brain to be as fit as a fiddle, even after you are old andContinue reading “Protect your memory – learn an instrument!”
Hi everyone! Sorry it took me awhile to upload and edit the June 2012 concert, but they’re finally up! Quality isn’t awesome and I’m sure many of you had better photos. You should have the password from the concert, and if not, you can contact me for it. For those students who are traveling orContinue reading “Concert photos”
Derek Paravicini was born into this world severely disadvantaged, but he had a musical gift. See this video about Derek (interview by 60 minutes): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wpv7FAf3z_Q&feature=related Here is an article from CBC News: http://www.cbc.ca/news/reportsfromabroad/durham/20071031.html