Category Archives: Practice Tips

HAPPY HALLOWEEN AND OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I have been busy preparing students for this term, the year, and several upcoming piano performance events. 1.  Goal sheets should be read, signed and returned.  Hopefully this will keep us on track.  There … Continue reading

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Kuumba Workshop, Piano Practice Tip

I almost forgot to blog this week…Oops..and I published this before it was complete.. Today Ruth and I are hostessing the KUUMBA (Swahili for creativity) workshop at Rhythmic Bears and Butterflies located on Gerrard Street and Clonmore…It is not too … Continue reading

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Practice Advice/Group Piano/Spring Term!!

Some practice advice for my students:  Remember that in practicing you are training the brain and the muscles at the same time. Whenever you are learning something new it is best to go slow enough that you can play as … Continue reading

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Common Sources of Tension

Wrist Height Twisting

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A Successful Spring Concert Was Had By All and A Lofty Student Goal

Thank you to everyone who participated in our annual Spring Concert which was held last Saturday June 2. A special thanks to Isey and Maxim for being Mistress and Master of ceremonies.  They did a great job. All students played … Continue reading

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Concert Preparation Tips

Hello Parents and Students: Our concert is tomorrow at 6:30.  Please arrive by 6:15 so we can begin promptly.  Here are a few tips to help you prepare for this annual event Have a restful day the day of the … Continue reading

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Easter Egg Sightreading Contest

Happy Spring!! One of the main predictions about whether an individual who has studied an instrument will continue to play through out his/her lifetime is how well that person sight reads.  With busy lives it is sometimes difficult for student … Continue reading

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Parent Practice Tip, Upcoming Group Lesson and a Vacation

  I hope you all are enjoying this long weekend with your families. Stephanie Riley, parent of one of my lovely beginner students has this to say:  “While Hannah loves her actual 30 minute lesson with Louise, she’d often rather … Continue reading

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Winter Concert, 2012 Celebrating Our Love of Music and Valentine’s Day!!!!

Our annual Winter Concert will be held tomorrow at the Queen Street East Presbyterian Church located at the south east corner of Queen Street and Carlaw..at 6:30.  Could you please plan to arrive at 6:15 so we can get started … Continue reading

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Practice Tips For Beginners

I seem to have missed posting my blog yesterday.  The time just seems to fly by.  As I have been getting deeper and deeper into practice suggestions, it occurred to me that I have not given any tips to the … Continue reading

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