Lessons In Your Home Blog

Something old, something new, something fast, and something slow.

As students get more advanced in their piano playing, it’s great to introduce the “classics” or standard piano repertoire like Mozart Sonata’s and Chopin Nocturnes. However, not every student is going to fall in love with these pieces of great music. They can be challenging and take many lessons to learn the entire piece. As

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Scaffolding… not just for buildings.

Once lessons get rolling and you’ve started to make progress you might notice that progress slows down.  I see it happen all the time with my students and in my own practicing.  The good news is… this is a common problem and the solution is scaffolding. Who hasn’t learned their first tune, a cool guitar

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Learning How to Practice – Get the most out of Private Music Lessons At Home

At Home Music Teacher As an at home music teacher and musician, I have learned through my experience that the art of practice is the most important aspect of studying an instrument. Knowing the most efficient way to go about learning a new piece or technique is an acquired skill and not something that our

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Teach Students to become Muisc Fans! In Home Music Teachers

Did You Say Football Fan? What is your favorite football team?  Chances are you just answered the question easily.  Now who is your favorite composer?  Band?  Performer?  What’s your favorite piece or song by that performer?  I will assume the answer didn’t come as fast, and if you asked your 10 year old trombone student

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How long till i can play the piano, guitar, or sing? Music Lesson time-line revealed!

I always know a student, or parent of a student needs some help and understanding when they ask me the question “How many lessons will I/they need to take? If you’ve never played a music instrument or taken music lessons, it’s easy to understand how someone can ask. If you’ve played an instrument you know

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