Trying To Play Without Mistakes Is A Mistake

You Can’t Play This To Not Make A Mistake   The words above, “You Can’t Play This To Not Make A Mistake” were spoken by a director at a recent music festival to a group of high school band and orchestra students. I’m honestly not sure the students really understood, but as a conscious observer,

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Accreditation & Adjudicated Piano Events – Getting Started

How to Get Started with Piano Accreditation Exams and Adjudicated Events   This article is a student’s guide to pursuing standardized exams and festival events for piano accreditation. The goal of this article is to take the intimidation and mystery out of going for these achievements by explaining their benefit and ease of taking the

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First 3 Months Of Piano Lessons – A Teachers Guide

This article is for teachers of young beginners on piano who need lesson plan ideas. General thoughts included here work especially well for the first 3 months of study, which is when a routine and familiarity is established with the instrument.   For young beginners, piano study is a great way to begin music lessons,

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Beginner Piano Students Can Memorize

Using Your Ears to Memorize Songs for Beginner Piano Students   This article is for teachers of beginner piano students who are memorizing a song. The focus here is making sure the student knows the overall melody and structure of a piece away from the piano to facilitate smooth recollection while playing.   For beginner

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Matt Owen – Guitar, Composition, Piano Lessons In Dallas TX

Guitar, Composition, and Piano Lessons In Dallas TX Piano Lessons In Dallas TX just got a little more fun! We’d like to introduce you to Matthew Owen, a Dallas native, received his Bachelors in Music from University of North Texas in May 2014. He teaches piano, guitar, music theory, composition, and music production. Guitar Lesson

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My Music Career Journey

If this article about the career journey of one of our Lessons In Your Home teachers seems like a shameless pitch, there’s a reason: it sort of is. Read about how Heather Johnston started out with the company eight years ago as a senior in college, thanks to a small ad in Creative Loafing. Her story just might resonate with you.