You’re the breeze that knocked me over, And I’m lying on the floor. I struggle to rise, clinging to hope. I’m in a better place now, but still struggle to cope. You’re the breeze that knocked me over, That left me lying on the floor. Fear and anger helped me rise, And gave me the … Continue reading
The set-up and placement of the piano at home may be the cause of disturbances during practise, or the cause of infrequent practise. In most Indian homes, the piano is placed in the hall-cum-living room. Unlike with the violin or guitar, the pianist cannot just take his/her instrument to another room when there are guests. So … Continue reading
Your piano teacher says you’re not doing well This is a student who wants progress. He/she is an older student, teen or adult, who is not content to learn lots of beginner level repertoire. Who comes to class having put a lot of effort into what is currently being worked on. But this student isn’t … Continue reading
My friend for a reason, I thought you were true, But you ran when you thought I had need. I was your friend for all time, And I thought you were mine, But now things have changed and there’s no going back.
That wonderful feeling that you don’t know enough. It’s what keeps you wanting to study and learn. To strive to always be better today than you were yesterday. That feeling that you never fit in. Because you don’t live by rules imposed by the outside. You’ve got an internal compass of your own and you’ve … Continue reading
Making goal-setting, review and assessment a joint exercise with my students is helping me teach them to make clearer connections between their practise and the quality of their performances, and take responsibility for their work. Continue reading
You taught me to believe.
To have faith and to talk to a higher power everyday.
First thing in the morning, and at night before I went off to sleep. Continue reading