Your piano teacher says you’re not doing well This is a student who wants progress. He/she is an older student, teen or adult, who is not content to learn lots of beginner level repertoire. Who comes to class having put a lot of effort into what is currently being worked on. But this student isn’t … Continue reading
My friend for a reason, I thought you were true, But you ran when you thought I had need. I was your friend for all time, And I thought you were mine, But now things have changed and there’s no going back.
That wonderful feeling that you don’t know enough. It’s what keeps you wanting to study and learn. To strive to always be better today than you were yesterday. That feeling that you never fit in. Because you don’t live by rules imposed by the outside. You’ve got an internal compass of your own and you’ve … Continue reading
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