A student's view of the benefits of piano study

When a parent (or child) inevitably asks the questions "why piano lessons?", there are a variety of potential responses. From the purist music for music's sake perspective to the pragmatic and practical account of the many non-musical benefits of music study, there is much to discuss and debate. While my heart always yearns to show everyone th...
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What do college piano majors have to say about their piano study and practice?

Since many of our articles focus on what we, as teachers, think about the needs of the pre-college level student, I thought it would be interesting to survey several college students to find out what they have to say, most particularly about their own piano study and practice habits. Via a questionnaire, I interviewed four students: Jessica De...
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What Do You Like About Group Lessons?

The Magic Triangle: Teacher/Student/Parent Group teaching takes special skills. I rediscovered this fact last Fall when I began teaching Music Together, a program for infants, toddlers, and their caregivers. True, I had taught regular third and first grade sometime during the Dark Ages of my 20s, but time passes and memories fade. I distinctly...
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