I’ve been asked many times about what the best age to start piano lessons is, and while there’s not a clear answer, there are some general guidelines one could follow that can help with ascertaining an appropriate answer. The same question can also be asked regarding piano lessons for adults as many older potential students...Continue reading
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How to Buy a Piano
So you or your child has decided to begin piano lessons, but now you need to choose the instrument to learn on. The next question is usually What is the best type of piano for beginners? Let’s say that after looking at all of the relevant information and asking yourself why you should buy a...Continue reading
How Much Should Private Piano Lessons Cost?
I see many inquiries into the price of private piano lessons as well as many piano teachers discussing their rates within private groups on social media and this always seems to be a topic for confusion. Rates can vary widely due to a number of factors such as geography, length of the lesson, size of...Continue reading
Do I Need A Teacher for Jazz Guitar Lessons?
There are a number of ways to learn how to play jazz guitar, and not all methods will work for every person. In this post, we’ll explore some of the pros and cons of several different approaches to learning how to play jazz guitar. Private Jazz Guitar Lessons Taking private jazz guitar lessons with an...Continue reading
Benefits of Performing in Recitals
As one who has been performing in piano recitals from a very young age, I’m a firm believer in encouraging all students to have such an experience. In this post, we’ll look at some of the many benefits of students of all ages and levels participating in recitals. Performing in recitals encourages focusing on a...Continue reading
Best Headphones for Teaching Online
If you've begun teaching online over the past year, you've likely discovered that it can be difficult to manage the various sound sources and to hear your students with the necessary clarity unless you have a quality pair of headphones or earbuds. Personally, I much prefer to use over the ear headphones for several reasons....Continue reading
Best USB Microphones for Teaching Online
The past few years have seen many changes to the way we interact with our students, the most significant being the need to adapt to teaching online. Anyone who has tried teaching online with only their smartphone or tablet has learned very quickly that it’s absolutely necessary to supplement their teaching studio with the best...Continue reading
Best Cirque du Soleil Sheet Music for Piano
From 2002 to 2005, I spent three years in Las Vegas as the keyboardist and MIDI programmer for the Cirque du Soleil production “O” at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino. It had been a dream of mine for many year to perform with Cirque du Soleil, and I left a Broadway national tour to start...
How Do I Learn Music Production?
So you’ve made the decision to purchase Apple’s Logic Pro, Avid’s Pro Tools, or Ableton Live. But now you need to learn how to use it. You might be asking yourself the question “now that I own a DAW, how do I learn music production?” In this post, we’ll explore a few options to help...Continue reading