Practice listening using your auditory memory, recreating melodies and harmonies in your mind, to enhance your piano playing, suggests Jay Alan Zimmerman.
After her workshop, Claiming Your Passion . . . Despite a Hearing Loss, Nancy M. Williams reflects on reasons to jump into your passion or ease in slowly.
In her talk at the CHHA National Conference, Nancy M. Williams will reveal how Cookie Monster and her hearing loss helped her reclaim her passion for music.
The Bach French Suite No. 4's Allemande is relatively short, making its contrapuntal demands on the player manageable; get tips on how to play the piece.
Gain perspectives on interpreting Satie's Gnossienne No. 3, with its flexible sense of rhythm, lack of measure markings, and colorful written indications.
The Beethoven Moonlight Sonata's first movement is not as simple as it seems; find historical context and tips on ways to interpret the piece with rubato.
In this final article on how to find a good piano teacher, I describe how to make your decision after you take trial lessons from a short list of teachers. »
This second of three articles on how to find a piano teacher describes how to take trial lessons, from setting them up to evaluating the fit with teachers. »
To break bad habits in piano practice, Charles Duhigg suggests first identifying the cue or trigger as well as the reward that your brain is really seeking.
To create good habits for piano practice, start with what Charles Duhigg calls keystone habits: mundane, everyday actions that trigger widespread change.
To write Reinventing Bach, Paul Elie engaged in a supreme act of listening. In this adult piano student's lessons, the ability to deeply listen eluded her.
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