My Journey – March 2020 to January 2022

A decision in January of 2022 brought me a quiet that had been missing from my life since covid19 hit the world. WhatsApp Replaces Real in March 2020 The Lockdown of March 2020 brought social isolation and took my piano teaching studio online. It was a time of tremendous change for all. Devices got busyContinue reading “My Journey – March 2020 to January 2022”

Book Review : Music Teaching Made Profitable

Music teachers often start their teaching careers thinking that  knowledge of music and teaching is enough. Paying little attention to the business-side of teaching and learning about it through trial and error. There’s a wide range of people offering teaching in the music field here in India, ranging from students with a year of studyContinue reading “Book Review : Music Teaching Made Profitable”

Building Community With Monday Meet-Ups

Monday Meet-Ups at Anitaelise Piano Studio are offered to all piano students. I first started this as an attempt to alleviate the social isolation of the 2020 Covid19 Lockdown and was thrilled to find it worked. The format of Monday Meet-Ups is flexible. Performance, Rhythm, Piano Practise, or practise of any other music skill. AndContinue reading “Building Community With Monday Meet-Ups”

Website Changes

Dear Readers, Thank you for your support for my writing here! Writing, like playing the piano, is a hobby which brings me much joy. And gives me an outlet for feelings, thoughts and ideas that cross my mind as I journey though my life as a relaxed housekeeper, with time for my career as aContinue reading “Website Changes”

A Students Guide To Online Piano Lessons

The best set-up for online lessons is a computer or laptop with a digital camera and tripod. This isn’t workable for many piano students and students often prefer to set-up for once a week online piano lessons without much investment, using a device they already have – either cellphones or tablets. So here’s some ideasContinue reading “A Students Guide To Online Piano Lessons”

Women aren’t more special

This post is a response to a really interesting post by Vignesh S Raj Women aren’t special. I enjoyed reading it and I encourage you to read it. Vignesh S Raj makes many important points that are worthy of thought and conversations, on the way we shape our roles within the family.

The Free Bird – a sequel to Gonna Fly

This is a lockdown poem, and a take off on a family phrase ‘seen to.’ It’s a phrase in my husbands family that, since marriage is also my family. As in “She can’t go out because she has to ‘see to’ her husband” meaning – do the housework and serve him his food.