Advice for Students

Overscheduling in a Busy World

Over the twenty-eight years I have been teaching piano, I have met many children who were scheduled in never-ending activities.  So when I read “An Open Letter From An Overscheduled Child”, it resonated strongly with me. Children need unscheduled time.   They need unrushed time, time without looking at a clock.   Is it my […]

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Advice for Students

Buying a Used Piano

“Twinkle twinkle little star” ….  Yes, it is possible to learn to play that song fairly quickly! Pianos, real live pianos, are available, either free or for low prices, on used websites.  I would never buy a used piano off Kijiji or other used website without first having a piano technician look at it.  Buyer […]

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Advice for Students

Suggestions on Purchasing Used Keyboards

A keyboard is NOT a piano. They are a financially-affordable way to see if you love piano lessons, and are committed long-term to putting the time into learning how to play the piano.  At some point, you will need to upgrade to a real, live piano.   Why?  It’s all about the touch of the piano, […]

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