Category Archives: Sucking the Joy out of Music

“Lang Lang it … Get an Attitude!”

  “Just Lang Lang it  … get an attitude!” Every time I shout this “code” for energy and emotion to discourage a lackluster performance by a student who is either bored or adhering too strictly to standards of posture, counting … Continue reading

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Parents and Piano Recitals

By now my loyal readers should be well ware of my feelings regarding piano recitals. But search tags leading readers to this site, repeatedly show people inquiring about those  recitals.  I’ve had queries about suitable piano pieces, how to prepare … Continue reading

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Teaching … the Sacred Path

I remember the day the piano was delivered to our home.   Two husky men hauled it into our living room and unwrapped yards of brown canvas to reveal a shiny brown Willis upright which Mom later informed me had cost an … Continue reading

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Never on a Saturday!

Never on a Saturday! ( or almost never )      When I tell a parent that there are no lessons scheduled on Saturday, their immediate and reasonable response is  …” Well why not?   It’s the day we’re all free.” And … Continue reading

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Sucking the Joy out of Music …

       One of my reasons for launching the Happy Piano Professor, is to tackle the problem of so many unwilling and bored children being dragged to piano lessons.   Usually the first few lessons go reasonably well and then the decline … Continue reading

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