To be a better wife, I need a husband who’s here. Here, helping at home with the chores, Sharing the work so that I can have more, Giving me time to relax just by being there.
Piano teachers teaching in localities where interest in piano lessons is just developing often encounter a lot of students who have an examination mindset. With many, this mindset can be so fixed, that these students will not practise anything unless it is clearly evident that it is part of an examination syllabus. Many piano teachersContinue reading “3 Steps To Preventing A Goal Mismatch In Piano Class”
PS : TOG & SEP are my short-forms for playing hands together and hands separately. Sight reading a new piece it’s always TOG, Bit by bit else you’ll have to slog. Go through the motions on days that it’s tough, Because small bits of practise will make smooth out of rough.
‘I search’ is a poem about my search for work-life balance.
I search for the empty that lets me embrace,
The busy that fills me with joy.
I listen for spaces,
For rests that give meaning,
To music that plays to the mood that I’m feeling.
Sometimes piano teachers have those days. And we need to decide whether to have a good laugh or scream at the walls after our students leave. I’ve decided to laugh at all the crazy things my piano students do…
This child may grow to be an 8 year old, who has difficulty answering a question, if it differs from what he/she is thinking about….. often does not listen to what is being asked….. memorises very quickly and does everything by rote.
Recording performances once or twice a week, is an excellent method of “Performance practise” – for students who have very few opportunites to perform. Dealing with pre-performance nerves is something every young piano student needs to learn to do and this gets easier with practise. “Performance practise” needs to be a part of the studentsContinue reading “Recording your performance”
‘Parents thinking a child can practise alone, is a major reason why children stop piano study’ .. i quote here, from a blog by the Vahl Piano Studio. The blog makes an interesting point, that students give up, because they can’t progress.. because they don’t practise enough to learn something new every time.. That whenContinue reading “Why young students give up the piano”
There are so many different kinds of classes – all called ‘Piano Class’ and parents have no real way of knowing exactly what they are getting into, until their child is enrolled. Teachers always talk to the parent before they take on a new student – i know i do, because the ‘Piano Class’ thatContinue reading “7 things you need to commit to before you start piano class”
Mountains tall as old as time, look upon the twilight gold. Dark now, in the fading light, till moon-rise, and a sky so bright.
The Lady in Number 6. A 106 year old pianist who survived the holocaust, talks about her relationship with music
Thank you, For teaching me with love and patience. For believing in me on the days that I did not believe in myself. For giving me confidence to try even when it meant risking failure. For picking me up after a fall, and teaching me how to accept failure and move on. Thank you also,Continue reading “To all my Teachers”