If you do a search on Google for "Why to read piano sheet music" you will find lots of blog posts and websites telling you how to read music but not why reading lots of music is so important. On today's show, I will share my opinion of why reading music is so important for your child's musical development, what to look for when choosing supplemental music, and where to shop online for piano music. (more…)
Welcome back, Becki Laurent! We first spoke to Becki in her teacher interview on Episode 037. Today Becki and I are discussing our favorite apps for helping kids learn to play piano. Apps help teachers and students isolate a specific skill for improvement in understanding and performance. (more…)
[caption id="attachment_448" align="alignnone" width="800"] What a joy it was to interview my own parents about my piano lessons growing up![/caption] Episode Highlights On this week's episode, I get to interview my two most favorite piano parents in the whole world: my parents, Jerry and Patricia Truett. They were first introduced to the idea of piano lessons through a cardboard keyboard that was sent home from the Dallas Public School District. (more…)
Dr. Mario Ajero is internationally recognized as an authority in technology in piano pedagogy and music education. He has been invited as a presenter and performer at conferences such as the MTNA National Conference, the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, the Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference, and the Royal Conservatory Summer Summit. Dr. Ajero is Professor of Piano at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas where he serves as the Keyboard Area Coordinator, teaches applied piano, piano pedagogy, and group piano classes. (more…)
Melissa Cornelison is the mom of two boys who have been studying piano since they were very young children. Her family recently moved and had to transfer to a new piano teacher. Learn about how they made a smooth transition for their boys in this episode. (more…)
[caption id="attachment_1034" align="alignleft" width="410"] 10 Reasons to Maintain a Piano Playlist[/caption] Mentioned in this episode: Florida Stephen Foster State Park Musical Instrument Museum These are my ten reasons....today. What would you add to this list? Please comment below.