My first month with anaerobic composting.
I looked at a lot of options and chose the Trust Bin – fully sealed bins for anaerobic composting that come with enough Compost maker and Coco-peat for the first month, and easy to follow instructions…. Continue reading
This post talks about piano posture, what to consider when buying a piano bench & where the Indian student can find piano benches to suit different budgets.
Plus an easy low-budget solution for a low piano bench. Continue reading
My inspiration for this poem is something that happened many years ago. I can still hear the screaming – it echoes in my mind. I remember opening the door to ask if my neighbour needed help and she smiled apologetically, saying : “We loved our son so much that we never said no to him.” She … Continue reading
I chose you and I lost my ability to see. I couldn’t see your failings, though I was aware of them before. It’s not that I was blind, but that I didn’t want to see. Deep down inside, I think accepting your flaws was a reflection on me. Because you were MY choice. I … Continue reading
Here’s a reminder for beginner piano students.
A list of all the things they need to keep in mind, so they get the most out of their practise time. Continue reading
Piano practise should be a time of attention to detail and focus, but so often ends up being mindless repetition. This often leads to breakdowns & insecure playing during piano performances. Many many young students who say they panic and are therefore unable to perform, actually have the ability to perform well, when they use the right tools to practise effectively.
Here’s a check-list, to help piano students make mindfulness a part of their practise. Continue reading
The Art of Piano Fingering by Rami Bar-Niv is a wonderfully detailed exploration of piano fingering. It’s become my textbook for when I get stuck with fingering and need to study it in relation to playing technique, hand size and the kind of effect that a passage of piano music requires the pianist to produce. Continue reading