Category Archives: Reflections

How to Avoid the “End of the Honeymoon”

How to Avoid the “End of the Honeymoon” by Ian Green The first few weeks of the music school year are new and exciting. A sense of euphoria overcomes us all as we enjoy the fresh new experiences that are … Continue reading

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Matt Keenan: “Through it all, the piano provided a soundtrack”

“There was a time in this country when every home included three things: green shag carpet, an RCA record player and an ashtray. In the late ’60s you could add something else to that list: an upright piano. And pretty … Continue reading

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Some Ways To Spot A Workaholic Musician or Teacher and How to CHANGE Them

The magazine Clavier Companion offers excellent resources on a variety of topics; the magazine is published every other month throughout the year. In the most recent issue, I came across an article by music teacher, musician and music blogger Wendy … Continue reading

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5 Easy Ways to Test Your Musical Skills

As musicians, students, and educators, it is somewhat tricky to track our progress. Music education and learning is a very gradual process that takes much time and effort. In a musical career, we travel through times of much success and … Continue reading

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Never Give Up!

Lang Lang is one of the world’s most popular Classical pianists. He is considered to be a Classical music rock-star. He plays sold out houses throughout the world. He works with students of all ages and abilities. His message is … Continue reading

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Performing in Recitals: A New Perspective

This month is the busy month of holiday parties, the school season is coming to a close. Students are getting excited for a short vacation from their classes and extra-curricular activities. It is also the busy month of end-of-term recitals … Continue reading

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13 Reasons Classical Music is NOT dead

Throughout history, music that is considered to be a part of history has always had a small stigma associated with it. The new, exciting sounds of tomorrow always seem to out-weight and out-play the old sounds of yesterday….or so we … Continue reading

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