October 19, 2010
How To Improve One's Sight-Reading

Playing a new piece for the first time is crucial.  As accomplished pianists/teachers, we automatically know to scan the piece to check the time signature, key signature, texture, etc. before playing through a piece. Many students find sight-reading difficult and a chore. They struggle through note reading, and keeping the rhythm. Before having students sight-read, […]

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September 28, 2010
What Impression are you Making on Your Business Card?

I chanced upon a blog article on interesting ideas how you can represent your business with your business cards. The article features examples of creative business cards like the one you see pictured here on 'piano repair'. Click here to read the article : http://www.dirjournal.com/business-journal/15-business-cards-visualizing-the-business/ This got me thinking: how can I make an impression […]

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August 26, 2010
How to Overcome Frustrations

How many of you when practicing the piano or sight reading a new piece, get really frustrated with yourself whenever you make a mistake? I want to address this issue especially during the on-going piano examinations. This blog is also addressed to all students taking their examinations, be it violin, flute, voice etc. The reason […]

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July 20, 2010
Teaching is more than...

Lately, I have been posting more about teaching and what our roles as teachers entail. This was brought about through conversations with students who have transferred from other piano studios. The teaching methods and styles were quite shocking. I will leave the sentence at that.. THESE are my thoughts and philosophy in what I think […]

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July 6, 2010
Playing the Piano using Natural Body Movements

Ever wonder how some musicians are able to Produce Beautiful Sound from the Piano? Musicians often have the misconception of  being  emotionally intense with being physically tense. Having intense expressiveness and power does not come from over-tightening of your muscles that produces the sound but from freeing it to work smoothly, effectively and efficiently. If […]

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July 6, 2010
How To Make the Grade for your Piano Exams

The Secret to Making The Grade for your Piano Examination! Some individuals might find playing the piano difficult enough, as the coordination that is involved feels like an uphill task. Some students do take the piano examinations as a platform to test their knowledge on piano repertoire and technique. As the piano exams are ongoing […]

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July 5, 2010
I TEACH MUSIC

I TEACH MUSIC... Not because I expect you to be a great performer Not because I expect you to play or sing all your life Not so you can relax and take it easy But so you will be human So you will be sensitive So you will be closer to God So you will […]

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July 4, 2010
Happy 4th July USA Independence Day

Happy 4th of July 2010! Most people in the United States celebrate the 4th of July, but do you know  why the holiday is so important ? The declaration o The Declaration of Independence is more than just a piece of paper. It is a symbol of the country's independence and commitment to certain ideas. […]

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June 18, 2010
A Music Journey...

M.U.S.I.C. In Your Life  For most of us who have gone through formal piano lessons, we all have a story to tell about our experiences with piano teachers. I have heard inspirational stories of piano teachers who truly inspire, and are the most patient and understanding teachers you will ever encounter. On the flip side […]

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January 25, 2010
5 Tips You Need To Know When Buying A Used Piano

Regardless of whether you are a virtuoso pianist or an experienced musician, there are some parts of the piano which only an expert tuner or skilled piano technician can judge fairly. There is a hairline difference between (read more)

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