Tag Archives: teacher

Power Hour: the Practice of Champions

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What if you could power up your music study by adding one hour (or even one half hour) to your […]


Get Some New Ears! Why You’re Listening Wrong

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Get new ears? You might need them. Have you ever been surprised by a comment from someone else about your […]


Want a Great Lesson? 3 Must-Know Tips!

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Did you have a great lesson this week? I recently wrote an article for Harp Column magazine titled “Gold Star […]


Where Creativity Finds Direction: the Teacher-Student Partnership

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Sometimes tension is a good thing. Tension happens at the place where two opposite forces or desires meet. At that […]


Why Are You Taking Lessons?

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Music lessons aren’t cheap. Preparing for the lessons isn’t easy. And sometimes the lessons themselves are challenging. So do you […]


Ten Tips to a Perfect Lesson

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Nothing can ruin your week like a bad lesson, and you just had another one. You wouldn’t mind it so […]


How to be the World’s Worst Music Student

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Many music teachers have rules for their teaching studio. Some publish their rules as a list of do’s and don’ts; […]


Weird Music Teacher Tips

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No, not tips for weird music teachers. Just some offbeat ideas to help with those difficult music lessons. Your student […]


The Three Necessary Stages: Stage Two: Conscious Memorization

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In a previous post I wrote about rote memorization, the repetitive process that can be summed up in the words […]


Taking Music Lessons? The Three Questions You MUST Ask Your Teacher

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Lessons are not given, they are taken. – Cesare Pavese, Italian author and poet (1908-1950)   First, the facts. 1. […]