Becoming proficient in using music notation software can sometimes be a daunting task. As a longtime Sibelius user, when I open up a file in Finale, I’m completely lost. Fortunately, there are many great resources available for learning how to us music notation software. In this post, we’ll explore some options for learning how to...Continue reading
We are passionate about music education and will therefore discuss various topics related to practicing, learning music, and how to be more efficient when practicing.
The Best Places to Buy Sheet Music Online
In these days of social distancing, it can be difficult to find places to buy sheet music, and even many online dealers don’t keep large inventory in stock. In many cases, the best available options are either big box music stores or online dealers of digital scores which can be downloaded. In this post we’ll...Continue reading
Ten Essential Recordings for Learning Jazz Piano
So you’ve decided that you want to start learning how to play jazz piano, but everyone says that you need to start listening in order to learn. The only issue is that perhaps you’re not sure where to turn. If you have no experience playing jazz, you might not know exactly where to look to...Continue reading
How to Start Learning Jazz Piano
As someone who has been playing jazz piano for many years, I admit that it’s hard to articulate how to start learning jazz piano. Hopefully this post will take some of the mystery out of the process. Listen, Listen More, and Then Listen Some More The key to how to start learning to play jazz...Continue reading
How to Send Computer Audio Over Skype or Zoom
In this post, we’ll explore some best practices for how to send computer audio over Skype or Zoom. We’ll explore alternatives for using the computer’s built-in microphone for picking up the acoustic piano, and we’ll look at how to route internal computer audio properly for better quality. Why Would You Want to Send Audio Over...Continue reading
What is the Best Type of Piano for Beginners?
I often hear parents and prospective students ask two questions when starting piano lessons: 1) What is the best type of piano for beginners? -and- 2) Do I need an acoustic piano, or could I use a digital piano as a beginner? In this article, we'll address both of these questions.Should I Purchase an Acoustic...Continue reading
How to Learn Apple’s MainStage Keyboard Programming Software
Apple’s MainStage keyboard programming software has become the industry standard for live performance on Broadway and in the pop world over the last several years, yet resources for learning how to use it are either scarce or difficult to find. In this post, we’ll explore several methods for learning how to use it. What Exactly...Continue reading