Celebrating 50 Years!

Celebrating 50 Years!

This year I’m celebrating 50 happy and satisfying years as a piano teacher! I was 13 and had been taking piano for 8 years when my piano teacher suggested I might take on a student of my own. Excited, I recruited a friend’s younger brother who was 9. Not long after...
Anna Plays Piano Blues

Anna Plays Piano Blues

Anna has been taking lessons for 3 years. She started at age 5 and is very creative. She composed a piece called ” Roses from Heaven ” that she played at her first piano recital. She did this on her own without any coaching from me. The second recital she...
Payton Playing Moonlight Mist

Payton Playing Moonlight Mist

The other day, one of my student’s Moms did a video of her daughter Payton playing “Moonlight Mist”. Payton did such a nice job I thought I would post the video on my Facebook page. Notice how she matches the mood of the music to the title of the piece by playing...
From Tabletop Practice to Piano Playing

From Tabletop Practice to Piano Playing

I periodically like to acknowledge a piano student of mine for hard work and accomplishment. Heavyn has been taking lessons from me for a little under 2 years. When she first got started, she didn’t have a piano at home. This didn’t stop her however. She...
Five Tips For Better Piano Practice

Five Tips For Better Piano Practice

I often get asked for advice regarding how to practice a new piece effectively. The following are my tried and true tips for effective practice. Tip #1 – Practice hands separately at first When learning a new piece start out practicing each hand separately. Focusing...