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Teach, Respect, and Enjoy Music
Time really flies. It has been a month since I came back from my summer trip. Unfortunately, my body has not always been well. Since I came back, my body has not recovered from...
Piano Buying Tips
As the holiday season begins, I am getting more enquiries than usual from students and friends interested in buying a piano. Most shops are starting their holiday advertising...
How to get your child to practice
When I was a child, there was not as much competition for my time as there is for kids now. I realize that, but I believe that practicing the piano should be a habit. A habit...
Creating a Timed Piano Improvisation!
Have you ever heard of a "writing prompt?" That's a tool creative writing instructors use to give students focus. For example, a writing prompt could be a photo of...
How to Get Your Music Students to Practice at Home
By Marta Hansen It is often difficult for private music instructors to help their students progress in their skills when they do not practice at home as well. In order for a...
Stress Reliever for Working Professionals -- The Piano
Playing the piano can affect the body in many health-promoting ways, which is the basis for a growing field known as music therapy. However, you can play the piano in your daily...
Piano Lessons Vancouver - The importance of playing music you like
This is by far the most important aspect of practicing. Time and time again, I see students, regardless of their instruments, getting frustrated with music because they feel they...
Using my Violin to Teach Piano ...
Though you do not see a violin in the picture, you see a music score! I teach keyboard, and I'm a violin beginner. I know just enough violin to harmonize with easy keyboard...
Keeping Student Numbers Up in a Down Economy
“Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not that one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a...
Music Video based film camp during spring break
Hey PTF members. Do you have a student who likes to write music, or make movies, or both? I will be hosting a spring break film camp from Cobb House Studio on Main Street in...
Just Call Lang Lang the Piano Superman
With the rock-star aura and the fervent fans, classical pianist Lang Lang is killing in concert halls, on YouTube, and in 3-D By Jessica Werb, January 20, 2011 His...
Martin Helmchen on the Piano at Kay Meek Centre
MARTIN HELMCHEN, PIANO Sunday, March 20, 2011    3:00PM The Kay Meek Centre is located at: 1700 Mathers AvenueWest Vancouver, B.C.V7V 2G7 Buy Tickets With his...
Yevgeny Sudbin performing at the Chan Centre
Yevgeny Sudbin PIANO Thursday, April 28, 2011 8:00 PM Pre-Concert Talk: 7:15 PMChan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC    In the midst of 7-year...
Mozart Therapy: A Sonata a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
ScienceDaily (Jan. 8, 2010) — The music they listen to doesn't have any lyrics that tell them to grow, but new research from Tel Aviv University finds that premature babies...
Tips for Beginner Teachers
  By Nicole Murphy I was speaking with a beginner teacher last week and offered her some advice on some issues she was having in her studio. Below are tips I think all...
The Injured Musician -- A taboo subject?
  By Valerie Kampmier Fourteen years after my injury, it’s clear to me that it is unlikely I will be able to have a professional career as a pianist again, despite many years...
How to Write an Effective Piano Studio Policy
Tips on Writing a Piano Studio Policy that Outlines Expectations and Rules By: Sdawson Like many others in a down-turn economy, I tried to use my existing skills as a pianist to...
Maintainig Traditional Customer Service while Teaching an Art
Hello everyone this is my first article so I want to begin by thanking the powers that be for letting me be a part of this wonderful online community in the first place and...
The Circle of 5ths and teaching Beginner's Theory
Teaching Theory to youngsters can be a tedious experience for both teachers and students, unless students are motivated and can apply what they learn from music theory directly to...