January 4, 2011
Happy New Year Everyone!

I hope this post finds you all well and enjoying the wonderful season of Christmas and New Years with family and friends! I have been taking time off from teaching and blogging to recuperate from a bout of flu and cough. In fact, it actually took me more than 2 weeks to fully recover. I […]

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September 15, 2010
How to Develop a Sense of Rhythm

In lieu of the on-going piano examinations and my experience in conducting Sight-Reading classes for students, many students find developing a good sense of rhythm is one of the most challenging part of playing the piano. Some piano teachers might also find developing a good sense of rhythm in their students is also just as […]

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August 3, 2010
Music Resources for Young Students

Music Resources I have been scouting for educational music websites for young kids and recently discovered the Classics for Kids Website. It is used to introduce elementary (primary) students to the periods of music history and expose them to the lives and works of the composers of each era. Children are more likely to play […]

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July 12, 2010
Playing with expression

Whenever I teach students a slow piece, I always tell them to relax, and think of the melody line. It is important to always keep your chest open. Tension in the shoulders can affect the arms  and wrist in a negative way. Once you keep your chest open and relax, the sound created is just […]

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July 2, 2010
Music Theory in Your Lessons.

I received an enquiry over the phone yesterday, from a parent who was anxious about her daughter’s lack of theory knowledge and preparation for her ABRSM Theory Examinations approaching at the end of October 2010. The mother was quite perturbed as she had paid many years of lessons for her daughter, but only a few […]

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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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January 20, 2010
How Do I Maintain My Piano?

Many people consider the piano as a luxurious and prestigious item to purchase. Not only does it give   your home an atmosphere of music, but it also undeniably adds splendor and elegance to your home. However, after owning your dream piano, you'll soon come to the realization that like any other piece of valuable furniture, […]

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