App Review: MetroTimer by ONYX Apps (iOS)

Every household should have a metronome and now with smart phones and tablets readily accessible to most students, there’s no excuse! There are dozens of metronome apps out there, so…
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How to Shop For a Used Piano

You have probably already started your search online and found a huge range of pianos for sale. Some are tens of thousands of dollars. Some are only a few hundred. And…

A Great Job

With a recital is just around the corner, my students are busy putting the final touches on their pieces and ironing out the phrases that challenge their memorization skills. It’s…

5 Student-Approved Note Reading Flashcard Games

I have several students right now who are struggling with note reading. This concept is SO critical to everything else in piano. When students are weak note-readers, they tend to not…

Is My Child Ready to Begin Piano Lessons?

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When parents of young kids find out I am a piano teacher, their first question is almost always “What is the best age to begin piano lessons?” To which I respond with the ever-ambiguous…
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