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”
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”
Dear Students, I hope you think on these words as you journey through life, face it’s many challenges, and learn. And as you pick yourself up when things don’t quite work out the way you had expected, and look for a different path. Sometimes starting over.
Very simply put, practise organization is effective workflow management techniques applied to piano practise. And also, applied to daily living. So piano students can fit piano practise into their busy study or work schedules in a relaxed way.
Rhythm 4 All – An Online Group Rhythm Course
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”
The Lockdown Piano Lessons Challenge helped me talk on student specific challenges that either get in the way of online lessons, or daily piano practise.
Here’s how it went…
A challenge for those of you who want to have some fun and learn a few tricks that will make online learning a breeze.
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”
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”
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.
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.
It was a beast born of hate and filled with pride …
I would enjoy cooking if …
Will you accept your role and the part that you playedall those years that you looked awaypretended that all was well and things were okayeven though you knew she lived with fear each night and day? She’s moved on now. Left and built a lifebut her children remember your part in those times of strife.TheContinue reading “Unbroken”
Freedom is a 3-way street
Would you dance with the devil if he paid your bill?
Her glass almost empty still has something there
She’s not like the songbird who sings out her song
A story of change based on observing young women break the cycle of behaviour that pushes them down.
To the wonderful women who treat all equally within the family. This is not your story, but it is the story of enough women. A story that needs to be told.