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How to Practice Creatively – Play Expressively – Part 3 of 9

In Part 2 of How to Practice Creatively, I talked about Focused Practice sessions where you pinpoint the problem areas and work only on those, with a play-through of the entire piece as close to tempo as possible every 2-3 days. This intentional kind of practice is one way to keep the mind engaged and

By |2017-08-30T21:11:51-04:00August 17th, 2017|Categories: Lesson, Piano, Practice, Technique|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

How to Practice Creatively – Focused Practice – Part 2 of 9

In Part 1 of How to Practice Creatively, I spoke about blind repetition inducing a phenomenon in the brain called "masking," whereby the brain doesn't pay attention to a repeated, predictable event like a clock ticking or a whirring of a fan after it knows that event will continue as before. So the "cure"

By |2017-08-30T21:13:29-04:00August 10th, 2017|Categories: Lesson, Piano, Practice, Technique|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Where Do I Start? Choosing an Instrument

So you’ve decided to take the plunge into studying piano. Maybe it’s been a lifelong dream and now is the perfect time in your life to finally begin, or maybe you had lessons as a child and always regretted quitting. Or perhaps your children want to take lessons and you’d like to learn alongside

By |2017-07-31T13:47:27-04:00July 31st, 2017|Categories: Piano, Tutorials|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

How to Practice Creatively – Part 1 of 9

Most adults who take up piano have an image of what it means to practice piano that often involves spending hours of pure enjoyment listening to themselves play beautiful music. Then they sit down at their first or maybe even 10th practice session and realize that it's actually quite far from what they imagined.

By |2017-08-10T14:15:00-04:00July 31st, 2017|Categories: Lesson, Piano, Practice, Technique|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Sample Piano Practice Session

This video is a sample of one of my practice sessions as I work on Chopin's Fantasie-Impromptu. Here I demonstrate application of practicing in Rhythms/Bursts, Accents, and Orders.  

By |2019-10-05T18:08:24-04:00July 2nd, 2017|Categories: Free-Content, Lesson, Piano, Practice, Technique|Tags: , , |0 Comments