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13 01, 2014

Winter piano schedule

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IMG_0647The Winter Quarter is ongoing and ends on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015. Winter Quarter excludes the following holidays:

MLK (January 19th) / February vacation week for kids only  (February 15th+)

To keep your current time slot, sign up to hold that slot in the schedule as soon as you know your preferences 30 days before the beginning of the next quarter. To contact me, please note my current phone number and e-mail is 617.690.9979 and sbccat@gmail.com.

6 01, 2014

Music and learning

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piano instructionRecent scientific research shows a distinct connection between music and learning. Learning a song, a musical instrument, or a dance step offers an integration of body and mind that only music provides, a multi-sensory process that enhances learning readiness for school subjects such as reading, writing, and math.

Music study also improves spatial-temporal reasoning (see the M.I.N.D. Institute research), a neurological process needed to understand mathematics. The best way to enhance your child studies with music is to encourage listening to and learning music throughout his developmental years. Do it in ways that are fun and entertaining and find how to share the experience that are positive and nurturing.

“The pause is as important as the note.” Truman Fisher

25 08, 2013

Steinway & Sons, BSO host Piano Teacher Appreciation Day

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BSO plays at the Tanglewood Music CenterSteinway & Sons, along with the Boston Symphony Orchestra hosted a lovely day at the BSO’s summer home in Lenox, MA (on August 18th, 2013). Piano Teacher Appreciation Day honored Boston area piano teachers on the grounds of the Tanglewood Music Festival.

A private guided tour of the grounds highlighted the evolution of the yearly music festival, followed by a catered lunch with our fellow Boston piano instructors. The concert featured one of the greatest concert pianists of our time, Emanuel Ax, after which we had a personal ‘meet and greet’ with the gracious artist.

1 08, 2013

Piano recital medley

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Please enjoy some images from past recitals, which include both children and adults!

13 07, 2013

Piano care: What not to do?

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care of the piano falling down stairs

First, find a qualified piano technician and consult with them for any mechanical issues. Please ask me if you need a referral. I have several names that I could suggest.

Below are four key issues to consider. Avoid swings in temperature; keep piano away from windows; tune your piano twice a year; and evaluate the optimal location of the piano for student practice.

10 05, 2013

New pianos for beginners?

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abstractI recently read that as the founder of the Talent Education Movement, Suzuki did believe that a parent should always buy the best instrument that he can possibly afford, with the belief that a quality instrument impacts a student’s enjoyment of his musical study.

At his piano lesson, the student is taught to listen carefully to his music and play with a beautiful sound. This is much of what makes it a rewarding and highly valued life experience. If he goes home, and the instrument makes it difficult to achieve these goals, he can become frustrated and discouraged in his practice, and at future lessons.

10 04, 2013

SBC Piano Studio featured on Web designer’s site

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A piano studio introduces the musician, her teaching methods, and studio policies. Blog articles and external music links encompass an array of music topics keeping the visitor on the site and encouraging them to return. Blog articles and links are updated periodically (the term semi-static site describes this best).

Site statistics show that visitors spend the most time reading the short, but highly informative front page content and articles, which add credibility to the business and potentially increases client interest. Of course, piano lesson information and biography are also visited regularly.

I try to reflect the distinct needs of each business. Easy access to site key information and logical organization of key topics reflect the personality of your business. Using the WordPress CMS, I built and customized this site, adding a credit card payment feature that increased sales and simplifies the payment process.

To view the semi-static small business gallery, click image.

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13 02, 2013

How can I improve my kids practice?

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One of the best ways a parent can help is to ask the student to explain and demonstrate what is on the assignment sheet — not for the purpose of supervising or checking on whether or not the student is doing it correctly, but just to understand what is going on at the lesson. Avoid becoming a second teacher.

It is preferable for a student to focus on specific issues each week, rather than try to change everything all at once. This conversation is good for both the parent and the student.

12 12, 2012

Need help buying a piano?

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Piano lessons for all ages!If you need assistance in making your piano purchase, I can meet you at the dealership and act as a liaison between you and the piano dealer. Contact me for further information about this.

1 04, 2012

Piano lessons Newton MA or Brookline MA

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If you live in the Newton MA or Brookline MA community, please read all about piano lessons, practice tips, and my biography.

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