Practice. It’s a minefield.

Practice. It’s a minefield.

So. A parent calls you about one of your students. They are struggling to get said-student to practice. Should they continue? Should they stop lessons all together? What is the magic solution? Here are a few of my tips for answering this often asked question: Is...
Observing Others Teach

Observing Others Teach

  Today I have been observing lessons taught by one of the teachers I work with. She is a kind teacher; young, qualified and enthusiastic. One of the lessons she taught was to a complete beginner. He was a nine year old who was very excited to commence lessons. The...

The Learning Environment: The Piano Studio.

What’s in a studio? Have you set up your own piano studio? If you are looking to set up a studio, what might you need? I teach in several locations. Some I have more control over the environment than others. In my home studio I like to make the music room warm...

Those With Whom I Work

I have had many moments in recent months to pause and reflect with gratitude on the team of people I work with in my studio. Reflecting on their professionalism, the way they step up whenever the need arises, the fabulous educators they are and the way they become...
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