Is poor piano posture holding you back?

Teachers can explain keyboard set-up, and how posture, body-weight and balance affects freedom of movement in the hands and arms. And how this helps students use relaxed arms to depress the weighted piano keys or play at their keyboard without banging, so they’re better prepared when they move to a better instrument.

But students often wait until something is wrong and the pace of their learning is really slow, before they listen. Here are some really big errors students make : Continue reading

Change the woman, to change the man

I visit my friend and she’s at the table,

Feeding her son who is perfectly able,

To eat on his own. He’s almost a teen!

I wonder why it is that she just can’t see.

With a spoon in her hand and love in her heart,

This is her way of bringing him up. Continue reading

The sins of their father’s mother

Do women deserve a weekly off, or do they need to pay,

For the sins of their husbands mother,

On that seventh day?

The mother who did what she thought was right,

Who never took a break.

Who was an obedient daughter-in-law, who accepted without a fight. Continue reading

Kharghar is burning

Kharghar is burning and nobody cares.

There’s always a strong smell of smoke in the air.

Garbage collection is not a routine,

And waste segregation still is a pipe dream. Continue reading

Start to explode?

The roads there for walking, the streets are for parking, The footpaths where we sell our wares. The junction is where we stop to chat, Though the signal is green and we’re causing a jam.