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
“Playing the piano has changed the way I think. I can’t really identify the difference, but I can feel it in the way I get things done.”
I get feedback similar to this from parents of young children after a year or two of piano class. Continue reading
My first lot of kitchen waste composting was a success. I ran into problems with my second lot and found a solution – a fully sealed Soil Factory. Here’s my experience with composting at home. 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