August 6, 2018

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Do you struggle with practicing?

Successful practicing is at the core of every great musician. In order to be good at something you have to put in the time, but it's not as simple as just putting in the time, you ha...

August 6, 2018

Here’s some news you probably don’t want to hear: boredom can kill you. According to Dr. Todd B. Kashdan writing in Psychology Today, scientific evidence shows that the more bored you are, “the more likely you are to die prematurely.” Why is that? It’s mainly because i...

September 7, 2017

When you think of composing a song it seems overwhelming at first thought. "Where do I start?" You might ask yourself.

Good news! I have found a really simple way of composing the melody in the right hand and in this video I teach one of my students how to compose a son...

August 18, 2017

I encourage all of my students to watch this documentary on musical history created by Howard Goodall! 

This video explores both the mathematics behind the musical scales that we use & the people in history that we have to thank for equal temperament.   

June 8, 2017

A local nursing home reached out and asked if my students would be willing to spend some time volunteering and playing for the residents there. Sunday was the first day! My students performed for the memory care residents. 

"You Are My Sunshine" was the biggest hit! Eve...

April 1, 2017

 Parents approach me with this question about their toddlers who show an interest in music in one way or another, singing melodies or hitting notes on the toy keyboard. "What should we be doing to encourage their budding love for music?" The parents ask.


December 7, 2016

The child learns faster than the adult!


People associate learning an instrument with learning a language, right? It’s common knowledge that the brain of a child is intrinsically hard-wired to learn a language in the first few years of the child’s life, making i...

October 12, 2016

Imagine listening to a piece of music that touches a special part of you. Has it ever caused you to think,“Wow, just wow. That person has skills that I wasn't born with. They just have the gift.”?

As a music teacher, I've heard almost all of my students say th...

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