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“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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Choosing a Piano Teacher

Choosing a teacher for your child  … or for yourself … is the single most important decision you’ll ever make to assure you’ll learn quickly and correctly.  And above all, that music will become a permanent joy in your child’s … Continue reading

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Metronome … Yes or No?

Metronome … Yes or no? Fifty years ago, this question would probably never have been broached.  The familiar little wooden pyramid was an almost ubiquitous accessory to the piano and the beginning student was introduced to it very quickly.  And … Continue reading

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Piano Exercises … Yes or No

Scales and arpeggios.   Schmitt, Plaidy, Pischna, and Hanon …  the list is a daunting one and almost every teacher is familiar with the task of administering this “medicine” to all her students.  Those fingers must be strengthened and evenness … Continue reading

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Little Katy …. The Second Lesson

Like so many of life’s lessons, the one taught to me by the little marihuana plant didn’t come to fruition until later.   About three years later. When my marriage ended, I returned to Montreal and my little condo.  Shaken by the upheaval … Continue reading

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