The human voice is our most natural, completely self-contained instrument. Aside from speech, singing is one of the most natural way in which to express oneself. Even if you can’t “carry a tune”, singing surely fills an emotional need and … Read more
Science just discovered something amazing about what childhood piano lessons did to you!
If your parents forced you to practice your scales by saying it would “build character,” they were onto something. The Washington Post reports that one of the … Read more
We’ve all heard the stories of famed musical prodigies, from Mozart writing his first symphony at the age of eight to Stevie Wonder signing with Motown at 11. Even if your child isn’t performing with the New York Philharmonic or … Read more
Children who show a strong interest in music and good concentration can sometimes begin constructive music activities as early as age 4. By age 8, most children are ready.
While adults can learn on their own … Read more
The voice is an instrument inside your body and you have to learn how to use it to get the most out of it. It’s very “physical” on the … Read more
Think back to your last big audition or performance. What do you remember feeling, moments before you walked on stage?
Heart pounding in your chest? Butterflies in your stomach? Cold, clammy hands? Feeling light-headed, tight, … Read more
In more than 10 years as a piano teacher, I’ve noticed that my students’ parents invariably ask the same basic questions. It made me realize how little material there is out there to guide those who … Read more