Teaching Basic Technique to Beginners

Teaching Basic Technique to Beginners

Many thanks to those who were able to join me on the recent Facebook live training on the topic of teaching basic technique to beginners. It was a joy to share the spotlight with my almost five-year-old daughter, Emma-Kate. She was oh so good and did a fantastic job...
Practicing Scales in a Musical Context

Practicing Scales in a Musical Context

Scales are important, but why do we learn scales? To play music, of course! They help improve finger dexterity, hand and finger strength, speed, and coordination. But scale exercises don’t have to be boring. So don’t put your students (or yourself) through...
Teaching Proper Damper Pedal Technique

Teaching Proper Damper Pedal Technique

Breaking bad habits is hard to do, and this is especially true with damper-pedal technique. Students don’t always get direct advice and instruction on how to properly use the damper pedal, and this can become a real problem when they advance to more difficult...