Whether they've been playing for two years, like Chal, or more than seventy, like Dave and Barbara, my students work hard and love making music.Read More
The woodcutter said “I don’t have time to sharpen the saw. Don’t you see I’m too busy?”
That's how I feel about writing progress reports. The act of writing them sharpens my saw.
I know you're thinking, is she kidding? Add something to my already ridiculous "To Do" list? What is wrong with her? Does she know what my life is like?Read More
Here are five questions teachers emailed me about:
1. My annual tuition/fees are split up into either 3 equal payments a year (at a discounted rate), or twelve equal monthly payments. My problem is...Read More
I checked. I'm not the only person who has struggled to learn this skill. Entire books have been written about it.Read More
This question is from my 5 year old student. The little guy is curious about the Three Bear Little Bears song on p. 3 of Piano Town Primer Technic. He is concerned that the two big bears are hurting the little bear. I told him I would find out.Read More
I've always resented interviewing students to whom I'd give my time and expertise and not be paid for it. It seemed wrong to...Read More
It's still uncomfortable.
This year I'd decided to enforce my summer lesson policy completely. This wasn't an actual change in policy - I'd simply decided...Read More
They need sure-fire motivation to get them through the rough patches. Something that fills the emotional need inside them. It is better to teach...Read More
I love using the energy and enthusiasm that's natural to children. I'm also sneaky about stretching...Read More
Speaking the truth offers an opportunity for learning. Sometimes a parent won't be willing or able to listen. But if they can...Read More