Why Pianists Teach

The desire to share things is universal. As musicians, teaching others — sharing what we have learned musically — is a fundamental part of who we are. Someone asked me recently why so many excellent pianists have chosen to teach piano. Why don’t we just stick to performing? Why subject ourselves to legions of piano

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Teachers Shake It Up – Practice Makes Better

We’ve all heard the phrase “Practice makes perfect,” but I prefer to tell my students, “Practice makes better.” Perfect is a very high standard to aim for, especially when we are starting out on learning something new, like a new instrument or even a new, harder piece on the piano.  For most students, our goal

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